Meaning of germinate
Pronunciation: (jûr'mu-nāt"), [key]
— v., -nat•ed, -nat•ing.
- to begin to grow or develop.
- to develop into a plant or individual, as a seed, spore, or bulb.
- to put forth shoots; sprout; pullulate.
- to come into existence; begin.
- to cause to develop; produce.
- to cause to come into existence; create.
- germinate (Thesaurus)