Part of speech:
The definition of germinate is to start to grow, develop or sprout.
To grow or develop rapidly; expand; proliferate; flourish
To allow to grow
(US and UK dated) A small sheet or scrap of paper with a hand-written note as a reminder or personal message.
A down feather.
A shoot or bud of a plant, esp. one for planting or grafting
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
A shoot growing from the base of the stem of a plant
(Intransitive) Of a plant, to produce blooms; to open its blooms.
To embroider (something) with a design of foliage or flowers.
To make available and effective to fulfill a particular end or need:
To cause to grow or increase rapidly.
To sprout out; germinate; bud
To have complicating consequences or outgrowths:
A young plant, especially one that grows from a seed rather than from a cutting.
To speak or utter in a loud, pompous manner or in a ready, rapid flow of words
To remove a sprig or sprigs from (a bush or tree).
Spring is defined as to jump up or to originate from.
A slender, coiling plant part, often a modified leaf or leaf part, that helps support the stem of some climbing angiosperms by clinging to or winding around an object. Peas, squash, and grapes produce tendrils.
To prosper or flourish; be successful, esp. as the result of economical management
(Med.) To grow or increase in size, as a wart or other abnormal outgrowth does
To lose or cause to lose vitality or intensity:
Shrink is defined as to become less, reduce or make smaller.
Die is defined as to stop living, existing or fade away.
A plant having such stems
One who operates or manages something:
To provide with material requisites; to store; to fill; to supply.
To begin drilling operations on:
produce buds, branches, or germinate
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