Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To begin to grow or develop.

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Usage examples "germinate":

  1. Top- dressings of very fine, light manure would keep the surface from baking, thus giving the seeds a chance to germinate. - "Success With Small Fruits", E. P. Roe.
  2. Although there are many souls ripe to receive the message, there are many others who, though they are not able to recognize its import at present, will take the seed into their hearts, and there it will ultimately germinate. - "High Endeavours: Messages to Alaska", Shoghi Effendi.
  3. If the weather conditions are favourable, the seeds will germinate in 8 to 10 days, after which the plants grow rapidly. - "The Jute Industry: From Seed to Finished Cloth", T. Woodhouse and P. Kilgour.