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See definition of germs on Dictionary.com
  • as inbacteria
  • as ininfection

synonyms for germs

  • bacilli
  • microbes
  • organisms
  • pathogens
  • bug
  • disease
  • epidemic
  • flu
  • pollution
  • virus
  • contagion
  • corruption
  • defilement
  • impurity
  • poison
  • communicability
  • contagiousness
  • insanitation
  • septicity
  • what's going around
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How to use germs in a sentence

"Heavens knows what we have swallowed," muttered Gwynne, who had served on sanitary boards and heard much talk of germs.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
The germs of a new life, says Dr. Lbke, were in embryo in the dying antique world.
THE CATACOMBS OF ROMEWILLIAM HENRY WITHROW
Free them from the net, and it falls to pieces, while the roots remain intact, the solid and persistent primitive germs of speech.
MAN AND HIS ANCESTORCHARLES MORRIS
Specific houses seem to have in them the very germs of immorality and degeneracy.
THE LEAVEN IN A GREAT CITYLILLIAN WILLIAM BETTS
Heathen though the Danes were, they brought some ideas of settled government and the germs of national progress.
IS ULSTER RIGHT?ANONYMOUS
His own industrial ideal contained, though he knew it not, the germs of the socialist community.
THE LIFE OF MAZZINIBOLTON KING
Every child has the germs of many, and, it may be, quite different qualities of character.
THOUGHTS ON EDUCATIONAL TOPICS AND INSTITUTIONSGEORGE S. BOUTWELL
Such germs are too valuable to be wasted on mere lumber yards and fruit packeries and grain elevators and the like.
THE WRECKERSFRANCIS LYNDE
By carrying the germs of malaria and giving people the ague it made the clearing of many parts of Canada doubly hard.
THE RED COW AND HER FRIENDSPETER MCARTHUR
Not content with driving its beak into a fellow it injects a poison and possibly some disease germs.
THE RED COW AND HER FRIENDSPETER MCARTHUR
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO GERMS

  • bacilli
  • germs
  • microbes
  • organisms
  • pathogens
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.