- Word Combinations (verb), Word Explorer
|part of speech:
||transitive verb & intransitive verb
||germinates, germinating, germinated
||to start or cause to start a process of growth or development; sprout.
The seeds will germinate if they get enough water and sunlight.Ideas for her new novel germinated during her travels in Africa.
- burgeon, develop, grow, pullulate, sprout
- similar words:
- flourish, root, shoot, take root, thrive, vegetate
||bloom, blossom, bud, develop, root, spring
||germination (n.), germinator (n.)