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Germ-ing

verb; derivation
infect with germs
 
This word was first used by my peer academic advisor (PAA). She was scrubbing a pan with her hand because she said that a used scrub would be "germ-ing" her clean pan. This word is formed by merely attaching the "ing" to the noun germ.
Etymology : Germ, from Latin germen + affixation of "ing"
Source : conversation with friends. Fall 2011
Last modified: 30 November 2011


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