verb (used without object), ger·mi·nat·ed, ger·mi·nat·ing.
- to develop into a plant or individual, as a seed, spore, or bulb.
- to put forth shoots; sprout; pullulate.
verb (used with object), ger·mi·nat·ed, ger·mi·nat·ing.
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Oreskes describes how major science advances germinated and weaves those accounts with deeply researched stories of backstabbing colleagues, attempted coups at oceanographic institutions and daring deep-sea adventures.A new book explores how military funding shaped the science of oceanography|Alka Tripathy-Lang|April 16, 2021|Science News
The post-Harden Rockets exist as a shell-encased seed, hurt by injury but ready to germinate.The Post-Harden Rockets Have A Different Style — And Lots Of Possibilities|Louis Zatzman|February 19, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
It’s hard for a computer to tell, for instance, whether a contiguous splotch of green lettuce leaves represents a single healthy seedling or a “double,” where two seeds germinated next to one another and will therefore stunt each other’s growth.How technology might finally start telling farmers things they didn’t already know|Katie McLean|December 18, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Seeds of both species germinated and grew in dirt mined from Hawaii or the Mojave Desert, as long as the plants were fertilized with a cocktail of nitrogen, potassium, calcium and other nutrients.Farming on Mars will be a lot harder than ‘The Martian’ made it seem|Maria Temming|November 18, 2020|Science News
While the vast majority of protesters have been peaceful, strange seeds also germinated in America’s streets.
Texas may be a testing ground, but it is in Silicon Valley that ideas germinate and incubate.
But without a reasonable expectation that security will materialize, better governance will not germinate.
That sent to Sind, though said to have been carefully sown, also failed to germinate.
More thinking, and a greater experience of life, may cause him to germinate agreeably in a few years.Our Churches and Chapels|Atticus
Does anyone know for sure how to get pawpaw seed to germinate?
This is a seed of such force and vitality, that it does not ask our leave to germinate.A Plea for Captain John Brown|Henry David Thoreau
The spores of a heartwood-inhabiting fungus cannot germinate and thrive unless they fall upon the heartwood of the tree.Our National Forests|Richard H. Douai Boerker