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germinate


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Germinate  \Ger"mi*nate\,  v.  t. 
  To  cause  to  sprout.  --Price  (1610). 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Germinate  \Ger"mi*nate\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Germinated};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Germinating}.]  [L.  germinatus  p.  p.  of 
  germinare  to  sprout,  fr  germen.  See  {Germ}.] 
  To  sprout;  to  bud;  to  shoot;  to  begin  to  vegetate,  as  a  plant 
  or  its  seed;  to  begin  to  develop,  as  a  germ.  --Bacon. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  germinate 
  v  :  produce  buds,  branches,  or  germinate;  of  plants  [syn:  {shoot}, 
  {spud},  {pullulate},  {bourgeon},  {burgeon  forth},  {sprout}] 




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