Definitions for vegetateˈvɛdʒ ɪˌteɪt

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  1. vegetate(verb)

    lead a passive existence without using one's body or mind

  2. vegetate(verb)

    establish vegetation on

    "They vegetated the hills behind their house"

  3. vegetate(verb)

    produce vegetation

    "The fields vegetate vigorously"

  4. vegetate(verb)

    grow like a plant

    "This fungus usually vegetates vigorously"

  5. vegetate(verb)

    grow or spread abnormally

    "warts and polyps can vegetate if not removed"

  6. vegetate(verb)

    propagate asexually

    "The bacterial growth vegetated along"

  7. vege out, vegetate(verb)

    engage in passive relaxation

    "After a hard day's work, I vegetate in front of the television"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. vegetate(Verb)

    To grow or sprout.

  2. vegetate(Verb)

    To spread abnormally.

  3. vegetate(Verb)

    To live or spend a period of time in a dull, inactive, un-challenging way.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Vegetate(verb)

    to grow, as plants, by nutriment imbibed by means of roots and leaves; to start into growth; to sprout; to germinate

  2. Vegetate(verb)

    fig.: To lead a live too low for an animate creature; to do nothing but eat and grow

  3. Vegetate(verb)

    to grow exuberantly; to produce fleshy or warty outgrowths; as, a vegetating papule

  4. Origin: [L. vegetatus, p. p. of vegetare to enliven. See Vegetable.]

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