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germinate

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EtymologyEdit

Latin germinatus, past participle of germinare (to sprout).

VerbEdit

germinate (third-person singular simple present germinates, present participle germinating, simple past and past participle germinated)

  1. To sprout or produce buds.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)
  2. To cause to grow.
    • 1913, Robert Barr, chapter 5, Lord Stranleigh Abroad[1]:
      These were business hours, and a feeling of loneliness crept over him, perhaps germinated by his sight of the illustrated papers, and accentuated by an attempted perusal of them.

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ItalianEdit

VerbEdit

germinate

  1. second-person plural present of germinare
  2. {{conjugation of|germinare

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ParticipleEdit

germināte

  1. vocative masculine singular of germinātus