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  1. germ

    seed, nucleus, embryo, origin, bud

    fruit, development, result

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  1. source, seed, germnoun

    anything that provides inspiration for later work

    generator, rootage, seeded player, seed, bug, reference, informant, seminal fluid, beginning, semen, cum, root, microbe, come, source, ejaculate, author, origin, reservoir

  2. germnoun

    a small apparently simple structure (as a fertilized egg) from which new tissue can develop into a complete organism

    seed, source, microbe, bug

  3. microbe, bug, germnoun

    a minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium); the term is not in technical use

    seed, hemipteran, hemipterous insect, bug, glitch, source, microbe, hemipteron

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  1. germnoun

    ovary, embryo, seed-bud, young bud

  2. germnoun

    origin, first principle

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. germnoun

    origin, first principle, embryo, bud, seed, spore

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  1. Tom Robbins, _Skinny Legs and All_, 1990, p. 305.:

    ...to emphasize the afterlife is to deny life. To concentrate on Heaven is to create hell. In their desperate longing to transcend the disorderliness, friction, and unpredictability that pesters life; in their desire for a fresh start in a tidy habitat, germ-free and secured by angels, religious multitudes are gambling the only life they may ever have on a dark horse in a race that has no finish line."

  2. James Scott:

    It is important for people to understand that this study is specifically concerned with one particular germ that is increasingly implicated in hospital-acquired infections, this study really only applies to the specific environment of hospitals, and I'm confident that alcohol-based disinfectants will continue to remain highly effective in general use.

  3. germterm:

    if you do not live life like a germ you wont learn the ways of the yerm. -germterm out

  4. Holly Phillips:

    Fluids help thin out the mucus that your body makes when you're sick, and when that germ-filled mucus is thinner, it's easier to clear out of your system.

  5. Norman Douglas:

    There is in us a lyric germ or nucleus which deserves respect; it bids a man to ponder or create; and in this dim corner of himself he can take refuge and find consolations which the society of his fellow creatures does not provide.

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