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germinate

ger·mi·nate

germinate

 
pronunciation:
juhr mih neIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: germinated, germinates, germinating
definition: to start or cause to start growth; sprout.
The seed will germinate if it gets enough water and sunlight.
synonyms:
develop, grow, sprout
similar words:
flourish, shoot, take root, thrive
derivations: germination (n.), germinator (n.)
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