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English noun: germination

1. germination (process) the process whereby seeds or spores sprout and begin to grow


Synonymssprouting


Broader (hypernym)development, growing, growth, maturation, ontogenesis, ontogeny

2. germination (event) the origin of some development


SamplesThe germination of their discontent.


Broader (hypernym)inception, origin, origination









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