Synonyms for germs
|Grammar : Noun|
|Spell : jurm|
|Phonetic Transcription : dʒɜrm|
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Définition of germsOrigin :
- mid-15c., "bud, sprout;" 1640s, "rudiment of a new organism in an existing one," from Middle French germe "germ (of egg); bud, seed, fruit; offering," from Latin germen (genitive germinis) "sprout, bud," perhaps from PIE root *gen- "to beget, bear" (see genus). The older sense is preserved in wheat germ and germ of an idea; sense of "seed of a disease" first recorded 1803; that of "harmful microorganism" dates from 1871. Germ warfare recorded from 1920.
- noun microscopic organism, often causing illness
- noun beginning
- These germs, brought from Venus, were the only cure for the terrible disease.
- Extract from : « Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930 » by Various
- There were also the germs of two more, one at Providence and the other on Rhode Island.
- Extract from : « King Philip » by John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
- No doubt there were germs in the early Iranian religion of a priestly system.
- Extract from : « History of Religion » by Allan Menzies
- This is a surgical dressing which has been so treated that it is free from germs.
- Extract from : « Boy Scouts Handbook » by Boy Scouts of America
- At every act of swallowing, germs are carried into the stomach.
- Extract from : « Rural Hygiene » by Henry N. Ogden
- If we were the patients we should make a small charge for the loan of the germs.
- Extract from : « Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, March 15, 1916 » by Various
- Bugs and germs and things like that: they're interesting to us: some of them are too interesting.
- Extract from : « The Book of the Damned » by Charles Fort
- But, in the end, it was General Botha who cleared out the Germs.
- Extract from : « Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, March 1, 1916 » by Various
- And God's possibilities for these germs of Spirit-life are not bound by time.
- Extract from : « Parables of the Christ-life » by I. Lilias Trotter
- Other germs, quite as dangerous, find their way into milk in numerous ways.
- Extract from : « No Animal Food » by Rupert H. Wheldon
Antonyms for germs
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