Definition of 'germ'
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They found that tiny droplets which can carry flu and cold germs were formed. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Where the germ of the idea came from is pretty much irrelevant. Times, Sunday Times (2014)One could say that either you "got" the idea of germs or you did not. An Alternative Approach to Allergies (1990)And the germ of an idea grows. Times, Sunday Times (2008)These days germ warfare is just one more front in the battle for industrial supremacy. Times, Sunday Times (2015)That's where the germ of the idea came from. The Sun (2015)Being clean also makes pragmatic sense, protecting us from germs and disease. Times, Sunday Times (2007)European germs killed far more of the inhabitants than European gunpowder and steel. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)In tests it killed all known germs on contact and wiped out airborne bugs by 95 per cent. The Sun (2008)I had the germ of an idea. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It targets germ cell tumours which make up just three per cent of all childhood cancers but have doubled in 45 years. The Sun (2015)BRITAIN faces a growing threat from germ warfare terror attacks, an intelligence chief warns. The Sun (2013)This was the germ of the idea of the "Synod of Bishops". Paul VI - The First Modern Pope (1993)Will setting my washing machine Q to 30C kill germs in clothes? Times, Sunday Times (2007)They are suffering from conditions that, for all the advances of medical science in understanding the germ theory of disease, are still little understood. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'germ'
British English: germ /dʒɜːm/ NOUN
A germ is a very small organism that causes disease.
- American English: germ
- Arabic: جُرْثُومة
- Brazilian Portuguese: germe
- Chinese: 细菌
- Croatian: mikrob
- Czech: bacil
- Danish: bakterie
- Dutch: ziektekiem
- European Spanish: germen
- Finnish: bakteeri
- French: microbe
- German: Keim
- Greek: μικρόβιο
- Italian: germe
- Japanese: 細菌
- Korean: 병원균
- Norwegian: bakterie
- Polish: zarodek
- European Portuguese: germe
- Romanian: germene
- Russian: микроб
- Spanish: germen
- Swedish: bacill
- Thai: เชื้อโรค
- Turkish: mikrop
- Ukrainian: мікроб
- Vietnamese: vi trùng
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