germinate (third-person singular simple present germinates, present participle germinating, simple past and past participle germinated)
- To sprout or produce buds.
- To cause to grow.
- 1913, Robert Barr, chapter 5, Lord Stranleigh Abroad:
- 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.