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germination of a bean seed

ger·mi·nate

 (jûr′mə-nāt′)
v. ger·mi·nat·ed, ger·mi·nat·ing, ger·mi·nates
v.tr.
To cause to sprout or grow.
v.intr.
1. To begin to sprout or grow.
2. To come into existence: An idea germinated in his mind.

[Latin germināre, germināt-, to sprout, from germen, germin-, sprout, bud; see genə- in Indo-European roots.]

ger′mi·na′tion n.
ger′mi·na′tive adj.
ger′mi·na′tor n.
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germinate

(ˈdʒɜːmɪˌneɪt)
vb
1. (Botany) to cause (seeds or spores) to sprout or (of seeds or spores) to sprout or form new tissue following increased metabolism
2. to grow or cause to grow; develop
3. to come or bring into existence; originate: the idea germinated with me.
[C17: from Latin germināre to sprout; see germ]
ˈgerminable, ˈgerminative adj
ˌgermiˈnation n
ˈgermiˌnator n
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ger•mi•nate

(ˈdʒɜr məˌneɪt)

v. -nat•ed, -nat•ing. v.i.
1. to begin to grow or develop.
2.
a. to develop into a plant or individual, as a seed, spore, or bulb.
b. to put forth shoots; sprout.
3. to come into existence; begin.
v.t.
4. to cause to sprout.
5. to cause to come into existence.
[1600–10; < Latin germinātus, past participle of germināre to sprout, bud, derivative of germen; see germ]
ger′mi•na•ble (-nə bəl) adj.
ger`mi•na′tion, n.
ger′mi•na`tor, n.
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germ, germinate - From Latin germen, "seed, sprout."
See also related terms for sprout.
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germinate


Past participle: germinated
Gerund: germinating

Imperative
germinate
germinate
Present
I germinate
you germinate
he/she/it germinates
we germinate
you germinate
they germinate
Preterite
I germinated
you germinated
he/she/it germinated
we germinated
you germinated
they germinated
Present Continuous
I am germinating
you are germinating
he/she/it is germinating
we are germinating
you are germinating
they are germinating
Present Perfect
I have germinated
you have germinated
he/she/it has germinated
we have germinated
you have germinated
they have germinated
Past Continuous
I was germinating
you were germinating
he/she/it was germinating
we were germinating
you were germinating
they were germinating
Past Perfect
I had germinated
you had germinated
he/she/it had germinated
we had germinated
you had germinated
they had germinated
Future
I will germinate
you will germinate
he/she/it will germinate
we will germinate
you will germinate
they will germinate
Future Perfect
I will have germinated
you will have germinated
he/she/it will have germinated
we will have germinated
you will have germinated
they will have germinated
Future Continuous
I will be germinating
you will be germinating
he/she/it will be germinating
we will be germinating
you will be germinating
they will be germinating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been germinating
you have been germinating
he/she/it has been germinating
we have been germinating
you have been germinating
they have been germinating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been germinating
you will have been germinating
he/she/it will have been germinating
we will have been germinating
you will have been germinating
they will have been germinating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been germinating
you had been germinating
he/she/it had been germinating
we had been germinating
you had been germinating
they had been germinating
Conditional
I would germinate
you would germinate
he/she/it would germinate
we would germinate
you would germinate
they would germinate
Past Conditional
I would have germinated
you would have germinated
he/she/it would have germinated
we would have germinated
you would have germinated
they would have germinated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.germinate - produce buds, branches, or germinate; "the potatoes sprouted"
grow - increase in size by natural process; "Corn doesn't grow here"; "In these forests, mushrooms grow under the trees"; "her hair doesn't grow much anymore"
germinate - cause to grow or sprout; "the plentiful rain germinated my plants"
2.germinate - work out; "We have developed a new theory of evolution"
create by mental act, create mentally - create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands
develop - make something new, such as a product or a mental or artistic creation; "Her company developed a new kind of building material that withstands all kinds of weather"; "They developed a new technique"
3.germinate - cause to grow or sprout; "the plentiful rain germinated my plants"
grow - cause to grow or develop; "He grows vegetables in his backyard"
bourgeon, burgeon forth, germinate, sprout, spud, pullulate, shoot - produce buds, branches, or germinate; "the potatoes sprouted"
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germinate

verb
1. sprout, grow, shoot, develop, generate, swell, bud, vegetate Some seed varieties germinate very quickly.
2. develop, grow, progress, generate, evolve, originate He wrote to Eliot about an idea that was germinating in his mind.
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Translations
يُنْبِت
klíčit
spire
csíráztat
spíra
daiginimasdaigintidygimasdygti
dīgtrasties
klíčiť
filizlenmekgelişmeye başlamak

germinate

[ˈdʒɜːmɪneɪt] VI [seed, idea] → germinar
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germinate

[ˈdʒɜːrmɪneɪt]
vi
[seed] → germer
[idea, plan] → germer; [feeling] → naître
vt [+ seed] → faire germer
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germinate

vikeimen; (fig)aufkeimen (geh); he let the idea germinate in his minder ließ die Idee in sich (dat)keimen
vt (lit, fig)keimen lassen
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germinate

[ˈdʒɜːmɪˌneɪt] vigerminare, germogliare
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germinate

(ˈdʒəːmineit) verb
to (cause eg a seed to) begin to grow.
ˌgermiˈnation noun
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References in classic literature ?
The result was that 18/98 of his seeds floated for 42 days, and were then capable of germination. But I do not doubt that plants exposed to the waves would float for a less time than those protected from violent movement as in our experiments.
But the following fact is more important: the crops of birds do not secrete gastric juice, and do not in the least injure, as I know by trial, the germination of seeds; now after a bird has found and devoured a large supply of food, it is positively asserted that all the grains do not pass into the gizzard for 12 or even 18 hours.
A particularly fine spring came round, and the stir of germination was almost audible in the buds; it moved her, as it moved the wild animals, and made her passionate to go.
These were of a character to force into germination whatever seeds of hereditary superstition lay latent in my bosom.
"In time of peace prepare for war" has a deeper meaning than is commonly discerned; it means, not merely that all things earthly have an end -- that change is the one immutable and eternal law -- but that the soil of peace is thickly sown with the seeds of war and singularly suited to their germination and growth.
I drop it into your brains and await its germination. Is it illuminative?
Is it not that the soul puts forth friends as the tree puts forth leaves, and presently, by the germination of new buds, extrudes the old leaf?
We were put into our bodies, as fire is put into a pan to be carried about; but there is no accurate adjustment between the spirit and the organ, much less is the latter the germination of the former.
Even though it promoted increases in germination, high concentrations of [GA.sub.4+7] + BA or [GA.sub.3] reduced germination percentages, for example, with 1000 mg [L.sup.-1] was observed the minors germinations to A.
Pimpernel fruit is small, the weight 8 mm and the width 3mm and have an odor smelling and amiable taste [16], The most important features of seed counted specific significant for farmer can be referred to germination and infrastructural [10], As a matter of fact, seed dream is physiology that is faced on agriculture plant or self-growing plant [18], The analyses have showed the huge number of Apiaceae producing more abundant with Endosperm and small fetus [3], The presumption of seed germination is low in many of this family branch and germinations standard is the lowest than the others one.
The actual percentage 7- and 21-d seed germinations varied with species x water potential and species x seed form interactions (P [less than or equal to] 0.05).
The interaction between temperature, light and pregerminative treatment was significant for germination. The best germinations were found in the 20/15[degrees]C temperature regime, with chemical scarification (sulfuric acid) during 15min, both under light (100% germination) and in darkness (98%).