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Verb: germinate  'jur-mu,neyt
  1. Produce buds, branches, or germinate
    "the potatoes germinated";
    - shoot, spud [informal], pullulate, bourgeon [archaic], burgeon forth [archaic], sprout, burgeon [archaic]
  2. Start and work to gradually produce or understand
    "We have germinated a new theory of evolution";
    - evolve, develop
  3. Cause to grow or sprout
    "the plentiful rain germinated my plants"

Derived forms: germinating, germinates, germinated

Type of: create by mental act, create mentally, grow

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