germinate

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (US) IPA: /ˈdʒəːmɪneɪt/

Verb[change]

Plain form
germinate

Third-person singular
germinates

Past tense
germinated

Past participle
germinated

Present participle
germinating

  1. To sprout, grow, produce buds, or put forth shoots.
  2. To cause ideas to develop.

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