Definition of germination noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

germination

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌdʒɜːmɪˈneɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdʒɜːrmɪˈneɪʃn//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the process by which a seed starts to grow Keep the seeds in warm, damp conditions to encourage germination.