What does vegetate mean?

Definitions for vegetateˈvɛdʒ ɪˌteɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word vegetate.

Princeton's WordNet

  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"


  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 Dictionary

  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.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vegetate in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vegetate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Charles Caleb Colton:

    If you would be known, and not know, vegetate in a village If you would know, and not be known, live in a city.

  2. Charles Caleb Colton:

    If you would be known, and not know, vegetate in a village; If you would know, and not be known, live in a city.

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