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germinate in Plants topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgerminateger‧mi‧nate /ˈdʒɜːməneɪt $ ˈdʒɜːr-/ verb  1 [intransitive, transitive]TACDLG if a seed germinates, or if it is germinated, it begins to grow syn sprout2 [intransitive]DEVELOP if an idea, feeling etc germinates, it begins to develop The idea of setting up his own company began to germinate in his mind.germination /ˌdʒɜːməˈneɪʃən $ ˌdʒɜːr-/ noun [uncountable]→ See Verb table
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germinateMost seeds germinate best between 85 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit.The spores do germinate, go through a few perfunctory cell divisions, then give up the ghost.Some aquatic plants develop seeds which germinate immediately after maturing.Relatively large seeds germinate immediately after ripening.The idea of forming a business partnership began to germinate in his mind.Seeds are formed readily and germinate satisfactorily.Because polyanthus are more difficult to germinate, start them off in seed trays or pots in a greenhouse or cold frame.Under these conditions many will germinate successfully.Most nurseries write off one in 10 plants, for failing to germinate, thrive or being destroyed by pests.