ger·mi·nate /ˈʤɝməˌnet/ 動詞
Ger·mi·nate v. i. [imp. & p. p. Germinated p. pr. & vb. n. Germinating.] To sprout; to bud; to shoot; to begin to vegetate, as a plant or its seed; to begin to develop, as a germ.
Ger·mi·nate, v. t. To cause to sprout.
v 1: produce buds, branches, or germinate; "the potatoes
sprouted" [syn: shoot, spud, pullulate, bourgeon,
burgeon forth, sprout]
2: work out; "We have developed a new theory of evolution"
[syn: evolve, develop]
3: cause to grow or sprout; "the plentiful rain germinated my