germinate

[jur-muh-neyt]
verb (used without object), germinated, germinating.
1.
to begin to grow or develop.
2.
Botany.
a.
to develop into a plant or individual, as a seed, spore, or bulb.
b.
to put forth shoots; sprout; pullulate.
3.
to come into existence; begin.
verb (used with object), germinated, germinating.
4.
to cause to develop; produce.
5.
to cause to come into existence; create.

Origin:
1600–10; < Latin germinātus (past participle of germināre to sprout, bud), equivalent to germin- (see germinal) + -ātus -ate1

germinable [jur-muh-nuh-buhl] , adjective
germination, noun
germinator, noun
nongerminating, adjective
nongermination, noun
regerminate, verb, regerminated, regerminating.
regermination, noun
ungerminated, adjective
ungerminating, adjective
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germinate (ˈdʒɜːmɪˌneɪt)
 
vb
1.  to cause (seeds or spores) to sprout or (of seeds or spores) to sprout or form new tissue following increased metabolism
2.  to grow or cause to grow; develop
3.  to come or bring into existence; originate: the idea germinated with me
 
[C17: from Latin germināre to sprout; see germ]
 
'germinable
 
adj
 
'germinative
 
adj
 
germi'nation
 
n
 
'germinator
 
n

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Example sentences
Seeds intended for foodstuffs could spill, germinate and grow, allowing their
  genes to enter the ecosystem unintentionally.
The hot pepper seeds in the droppings germinate right there and this is an
  ideal shady spot for them to grow.
Seeds germinate quickly and plants grow with little fuss.
Themes are made up on the spot, and ideas that germinate in different sections
  of the band slowly grow and intertwine.
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