ger•mi•natePronunciation: (jûr'mu-nāt"), [key]
—v., -nat•ed, -nat•ing.
to begin to grow or develop.
to develop into a plant or individual, as a seed, spore, or bulb.
to put forth shoots; sprout; pullulate.
to come into existence; begin.
to cause to develop; produce.
to cause to come into existence; create.
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