Definition of germinator in US English:

germinator

noun

  • See germinate

    • ‘You may want to start a few plants of finicky germinators, such as sweet pea, indoors as a backup.’
    • ‘This independence has allowed universities across the generations to be the germinators of creativity, reform and innovation.’
    • ‘These seeds were not induced into secondary dormancy and are classed as germinators.’
    • ‘Fescue seeds were placed onto moist blot paper in Petri dishes, sealed with parafilm, and then placed in a germinator at 24°C for 12/12 h day/night.’
    • ‘The studios cultivated their Gables and Garbos not primarily as acting talents (though some, of course, could act) but as cynosures, publicity garnerers, dream germinators.’

Pronunciation

germinator

/-ˌnātər/