Vegetate Definition

vegetated, vegetates, vegetating
vegetated, vegetates, vegetating
To grow as plants.
Webster's New World
To grow pathologically on a body part, as a wartlike lesion on a heart valve.
American Heritage Medicine
To exist with little mental and physical activity; lead a dull, inactive life.
Webster's New World
To grow or increase in size, as a wart or other abnormal outgrowth does.
Webster's New World
To engage in relaxing or passive activities, such as watching television.
Stayed home and vegetated last night.
American Heritage

Origin of Vegetate

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

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin vegetāre vegetāt- to enliven vegetable

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

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