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germinate

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Related topics: Crops, Gardening, Plants
germinateger‧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]
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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.
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Verb table
germinate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theygerminate
he, she, itgerminates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theygerminated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave germinated
he, she, ithas germinated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad germinated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill germinate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have germinated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam germinating
he, she, itis germinating
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you, we, theyare germinating
Past
I, he, she, itwas germinating
you, we, theywere germinating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been germinating
he, she, ithas been germinating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been germinating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be germinating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been germinating
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