Germinate - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdʒɜːrmɪneɪt|  American pronunciation of the word germinate
Brit.  |ˈdʒɜːmɪneɪt|  British pronunciation of the word germinate
- produce buds, branches, or germinate (syn: bourgeon, pullulate, shoot, sprout, spud)
- work out (syn: develop, evolve)
- cause to grow or sprout
the plentiful rain germinated my plants

Examples

methods used by gardeners to germinate seeds

The idea of setting up his own company began to germinate in his mind.

the plentiful rain germinated my plants

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: germinate
he/she/it: germinates
present participle: germinating
past tense: germinated
past participle: germinated
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