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    Default germinate/give rise to/dissatisfaction

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentences?

    These mobile cell after some time stop, germinate and give rise to a new organism.

    germinate = to cause to sprout; to shoot; to begin to vegetate; to begin to develop, as a germ

    give rise to = be the cause or origin of

    The economic situation gave rise to widespread dissatisfaction.

    dissatisfaction = the feeling of being displeased and discontent

    The ambitious man has little happiness, but is subject to much uneasiness and dissatisfaction.

    He avoided to express his dissatisfaction with working conditions.

    He was never slow to express his dissatisfaction with the service he received.

    Thank you for your efforts.

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    These mobile cell after some time stop, germinate and give rise to a new organism.
    mobile cells doesn't work for me- it sounds like something to do with phones rather than bacteria or whatever.

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    Default Re: germinate/give rise to/dissatisfaction

    Hi Tdol,

    Thank you for the relevant amendment. Such being the case I would try something new:

    These agile (wandering, movable) cells after some time stop, germinate and give rise to a new organism.

    Thank you gain for your kindness.

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    V.

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