Usage examples for germinates

  1. It's just like a little seed of disease;- if it falls on the right soil it germinates and spreads, and then all manner of wicked souls get the infection. – God's Good Man by Marie Corelli
  2. This incloses a nut, the kernel of which germinates soon after it falls. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  3. They represent the sun, by the influence of whose rays everything germinates and lives; it is their hand- the hand of justice- that arrests and heals all quarrels; the unselfish source from whence good counsels flow- the moral charter from which the peasant reads and learns the duties of a citizen. – Le Morvan, [A District of France,] Its Wild Sports, Vineyards and Forests; with Legends, Antiquities, Rural and Local Sketches by Henri de Crignelle