germination

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Noun[change]

Singular
germination

Plural
germinations

  1. (uncountable) Germination: The start of growth of a plant spore or seed.
    Spores germinate as soon as temperature is right, and there is water.
    Seeds germinate only after their dormant period, and any hibernation is ended.

Verb[change]

Plain form
germinate

Third-person singular
germinates

Past tense
germinated

Past participle
germinated

Present participle
germinating

  1. (intransitive) To germinate is to grow from a seed or spore.
    Seeds germinate in the spring.