germinate


ger·mi·nate

verb \ˈjər-mə-ˌnāt\
ger·mi·nat·edger·mi·nat·ing

Definition of GERMINATE

transitive verb
: to cause to sprout or develop
intransitive verb
: to begin to grow : sprout
ger·mi·na·tion \ˌjər-mə-ˈnā-shən\ noun

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