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ger•mi•nate



Pronunciation: (jûr'mu-nāt"), [key]
v., -nat•ed, -nat•ing.


v.i.
1. to begin to grow or develop.
2. Bot.
a. to develop into a plant or individual, as a seed, spore, or bulb.
b. to put forth shoots; sprout; pullulate.
3. to come into existence; begin.

v.t.
1. to cause to develop; produce.
2. to cause to come into existence; create.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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