[jur-muh-ney-tiv, -muh-nuh-tiv]


capable of germinating, developing, or creating; of or pertaining to germination.

Origin of germinative

First recorded in 1700–10; germinate + -ive
Related formsger·mi·na·tive·ly, adverbnon·ger·mi·na·tive, adjectivere·ger·mi·na·tive, adjectivere·ger·mi·na·tive·ly, adverbun·ger·mi·na·tive, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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