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Verb germinate has 3 senses
  1. shoot, spud, germinate, pullulate, bourgeon, burgeon forth, sprout - produce buds, branches, or germinate; "the potatoes sprouted"
    --1 is one way to grow
    Derived forms: noun germ2, noun germination1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  2. evolve, germinate, develop - work out; "We have developed a new theory of evolution"
    --2 is one way to create by mental act, create mentally
    Derived form: noun germ1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. germinate - cause to grow or sprout; "the plentiful rain germinated my plants"
    --3 is one way to
    Derived forms: noun germination1, noun germination2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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