Meaning of “germinate” - Learner’s Dictionary

germinate

verb [ I, T ] uk us /ˈdʒɜːmɪneɪt/

If a seed germinates or is germinated, it begins to grow.

germination uk us /ˌdʒɜːmɪˈneɪʃən/ noun [ U ]

(Definition of “germinate” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)