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Unrealized ideals may germinate seeds of disillusionment. Christianity Today (2000)They can take up to two years to germinate. The Sun (2012)Some throw out ideas like seeds and see which ones germinate. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Seeds germinate well in it and weeds are easily pulled out. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Damage by the tank tracks produced the right ground conditions for it to germinate. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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British English: germinate VERB
If a seed germinates or if it is germinated, it starts to grow.
Some seed varieties germinate fast, so check every day or so.
Definition of germinate from the Collins English Dictionary
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