germinate

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Etymology[edit]

Latin germinatus, past participle of germinare (to sprout).

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germinate (third-person singular simple present germinates, present participle germinating, simple past and past participle germinated)

  1. To sprout or produce buds.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)
  2. To cause to grow.
    • 1913, Robert Barr, chapter 5, Lord Stranleigh Abroad[1]:
      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.

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Verb[edit]

germinate

  1. second-person plural present tense of germinare
  2. second-person plural imperative of germinare

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Participle[edit]

germināte

  1. vocative masculine singular of germinātus