Meaning of GERM in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ dʒɜ:(r)m ]
A germ is a very small organism that causes disease.
Chlorine is widely used to kill germs.
...a germ that destroyed hundreds of millions of lives.
The germ of something such as an idea is something which developed or might develop into that thing.
The germ of an idea took root in Rosemary’s mind...
N-SING : N of n
see also wheatgerm
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006