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1. germinate

verb. ['ˈdʒɝːməˌneɪt'] produce buds, branches, or germinate.

Synonyms

  • shoot
  • spud
  • burgeon forth
  • sprout
  • bourgeon
  • grow

Antonyms

  • linger
  • undershoot
  • absorb
  • unweave

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Words that Rhyme with Germinate

  • exterminate
  • determinate
  • terminate

How do you pronounce germinate?

Pronounce germinate as ˈʤərməˌneɪt.

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Example sentences of the word germinate


1. Verb, base form
Water enough to keep the soil moist until they start to germinate.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Malt is created by allowing grain to steep in water and germinate.

3. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Gently water your seeds immediately after planting and keep the soil around them evenly moist until they germinate.

Quotes containing the word germinate


1. I don’t want to freeze my eggs. I don’t want to visit a sperm bank. I don’t want to be a single parent, if I have any choice in the matter. I want a nuclear family. I want to put down roots, to let my seeds germinate, to watch them bloom and flourish. Not one day, if and when I ever fall in love again, but now. While I still have my youth, damn it.
- Monica Pradhan, The Hindi-Bindi Club

2. germinate

verb. ['ˈdʒɝːməˌneɪt'] cause to grow or sprout.

Synonyms

  • shoot
  • spud
  • burgeon forth
  • sprout
  • grow
  • bourgeon

Antonyms

  • shorten
  • stay
  • differentiate
  • dedifferentiate

3. germinate

verb. ['ˈdʒɝːməˌneɪt'] work out.

Synonyms

  • create by mental act
  • evolve
  • create mentally
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