dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information
Wiki: Resources, links, and other information


4 definitions found
 for germinate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Germinate \Ger"mi*nate\, v. t.
     To cause to sprout. --Price (1610).
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Germinate \Ger"mi*nate\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Germinated; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Germinating.] [L. germinatus, p. p. of
     germinare to sprout, fr. germen. See Germ.]
     To sprout; to bud; to shoot; to begin to vegetate, as a plant
     or its seed; to begin to develop, as a germ. --Bacon.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  germinate
      v 1: produce buds, branches, or germinate; "the potatoes
           sprouted" [syn: shoot, spud, germinate, pullulate,
           bourgeon, burgeon forth, sprout]
      2: work out; "We have developed a new theory of evolution" [syn:
         evolve, germinate, develop]
      3: cause to grow or sprout; "the plentiful rain germinated my
         plants"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  48 Moby Thesaurus words for "germinate":
     blossom, brew, bud, burgeon, burst forth, develop, flourish,
     gather, gemmate, grow, grow rank, grow up, hypertrophy, increase,
     leaf, leaf out, leave, luxuriate, mature, mushroom, outgrow,
     overdevelop, overgrow, overrun, overtop, procreate, pullulate,
     put forth, put forth leaves, put out buds, reproduce, riot, root,
     shoot, shoot up, spring up, sprout, sprout up, strike root,
     take root, thrive, tower, upshoot, upspear, upspring, upsprout,
     vegetate, wax
  
  

Questions or comments about this site? Contact webmaster@dict.org