Vegetate definition

vĕjĭ-tāt
To grow or sprout as a plant does.
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To exist with little mental and physical activity; lead a dull, inactive life.
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(medicine) To grow pathologically on a body part, as a wartlike lesion on a heart valve.
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To exist in a state of physical or mental inactivity.

He was just vegetating in his parents' house all winter.

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To engage in relaxing or passive activities, such as watching television.

Stayed home and vegetated last night.

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To grow over or cover with vegetation.

A dune that is vegetated.

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To grow as plants.
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(med.) To grow or increase in size, as a wart or other abnormal outgrowth does.
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To grow or sprout as a plant does.
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(medicine) To grow pathologically on a body part, as a wartlike lesion on a heart valve.
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(of a plant) To grow or sprout.
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(of a wart etc) To spread abnormally.
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(informal) To live or spend a period of time in a dull, inactive, un-challenging way.
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Origin of vegetate

  • Latin vegetāre vegetāt- to enliven vegetable

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin vegetatum, past participle of vegeto (“I enliven, I arouse")

    From Wiktionary