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germinative

[jur-muh-ney-tiv, -muh-nuh-tiv] /ˈdʒɜr məˌneɪ tɪv, -mə nə tɪv/
adjective
1.
capable of germinating, developing, or creating; of or pertaining to germination.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; germinate + -ive
Related forms
germinatively, adverb
nongerminative, adjective
regerminative, adjective
regerminatively, adverb
ungerminative, adjective
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  • What was germinative would only remain so that spring.

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