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(of seeds or spores) To begin to grow and buds or shoots
“Dormancy is defined as the inability of a viable seed to germinate under conditions otherwise adequate for germination.”
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To come into existence
“While cruising sedately around in their big Roller, an idea would germinate while my mind was on the task of driving.”
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To mature and develop (into something good or desirable)
“We also need room for the visionary ideas, accidental discoveries, and embryonic notions that germinate into real breakthroughs.”
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To produce offspring
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To make more fertile by adding nutrients, especially of soil
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To produce or bring about
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