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verb seed pronunciation in British English /siːd/
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present tense
present participleseeding
past tenseseeded
past participleseeded
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  1. 1
    [transitive] [usually passive] to give a player or team a number showing how likely they are to win a competition
    be seeded third/tenth/7/15 etc: Australian Patrick Rafter is seeded 14.
  2. 2
    [transitive] [often passive] to remove the seeds from a plant or fruit
    Add one red pepper, seeded and chopped.
  3. 3
    [transitive] [usually passive] to put seeds in the ground so that they can grow
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  4. 4
    [intransitive] if a plant seeds, it produces seeds

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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