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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ger·mi·nate /ˈʤɝməˌnet/
 (vi.)發芽,萌芽,開始發育(vt.)使發芽,使發達

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ger·mi·nate /ˈʤɝməˌnet/ 動詞
 發芽,萌芽,開始發育,(υ.)使發芽,使發達

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ger·mi·nate, v. t. To cause to sprout.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 germinate
      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
         plants"