- a sowing or impregnating; dissemination.
Origin of semination
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- rare the production, dispersal, or sowing of seed
C16: from Late Latin sēminātiō, from Latin sēmināre to sow, from sēmen seed
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Word Origin and History for semination
1530s, "action of sowing, from Latin seminationem (nominative seminato) "a sowing, propagation," noun of action from past participle stem of seminare "to plant, propagate," from semen (genitive seminis) "seed" (see semen).
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