[ jur-muh-nuhnt ]

  1. beginning to grow or develop; germinating.

Origin of germinant

First recorded in 1595–1605; from Latin germinant- (stem of germināns ), present participle of the verb germināre “to bud, sprout”

Other words from germinant

  • ger·mi·nance, ger·mi·nan·cy, noun
  • un·ger·mi·nant, adjective

Words Nearby germinant Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use germinant in a sentence

  • Huic cœli lilia germinant;Arrisus sponsi permanent;Ac nomen in fidelibusQuam filiorum medius.

    The Saint's Tragedy | Charles Kingsley
  • 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
  • She might have rebelled, had it not been for that germinant idea of hers.

    The Real Adventure | Henry Kitchell Webster

British Dictionary definitions for germinant


/ (ˈdʒɜːmɪnənt) /

  1. in the process of germinating; sprouting

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