[jur-muh-nuh nt]


beginning to grow or develop; germinating.

Origin of germinant

1595–1605; < Latin germinant- (stem of germināns), present participle of germināre to germinate; -ant
Related formsger·mi·nance, ger·mi·nan·cy, nounun·ger·mi·nant, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for germinant

Historical Examples of germinant

  • She might have rebelled, had it not been for that germinant idea of hers.

    The Real Adventure

    Henry Kitchell Webster

  • She began to feel blindly that God was not alone the keeper of eternal Sabbaths, but the germinant heat at the heart of the world.

    Meadow Grass

    Alice Brown

British Dictionary definitions for germinant



in the process of germinating; sprouting
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