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verb as in grow

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Most are edible and germinate in the conventional way, starting life as a seedling and growing upward.

They’ll germinate in roughly two weeks, with the first harvest six weeks later.

One of those seeds gets carried across an ocean to a new, unvegetated continent where it germinates and becomes the founder species for plant life.

Oreskes describes how major science advances germinated and weaves those accounts with deeply researched stories of backstabbing colleagues, attempted coups at oceanographic institutions and daring deep-sea adventures.

The post-Harden Rockets exist as a shell-encased seed, hurt by injury but ready to germinate.

Texas may be a testing ground, but it is in Silicon Valley that ideas germinate and incubate.

But without a reasonable expectation that security will materialize, better governance will not germinate.

That sent to Sind, though said to have been carefully sown, also failed to germinate.

More thinking, and a greater experience of life, may cause him to germinate agreeably in a few years.

Does anyone know for sure how to get pawpaw seed to germinate?

This is a seed of such force and vitality, that it does not ask our leave to germinate.

The spores of a heartwood-inhabiting fungus cannot germinate and thrive unless they fall upon the heartwood of the tree.


On this page you'll find 32 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to germinate, such as: sprout, bud, develop, generate, live, and originate.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.