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Meaning of VEGETATE

Pronunciation:  'veji`teyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  engage in passive relaxation; "After a hard day's work, I vegetate in front of the television"
  2. [v]  propagate asexually; "The bacterial growth vegetated along"
  3. [v]  grow or spread abnormally, as of a wart or polyp
  4. [v]  grow like a plant; "This fungus usually vegetates vigorously"
  5. [v]  produce vegetation; "The fields vegetate vigorously"
  6. [v]  establish vegetation on; "They vegetated the hills behind their house"
  7. [v]  lead a passive existence without using one's body or mind
 

VEGETATE is a 8 letter word that starts with V.

 

 Synonyms: vege out
 
 See Also: decompress, grow, live, loosen up, propagate, relax, slow down, unbend, unwind

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Veg"e*tate\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Vegetated}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Vegetating}.] [L. vegetatus, p. p. of vegetare to
enliven. See {Vegetable}.]
1. To grow, as plants, by nutriment imbibed by means of roots
   and leaves; to start into growth; to sprout; to germinate.

         See dying vegetables life sustain, See life
         dissolving vegetate again.            --Pope.

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

         Persons who . . . would have vegetated stupidly in
         the places where fortune had fixed them. --Jeffrey.

3. (Med.) To grow exuberantly; to produce fleshy or warty
   outgrowths; as, a vegetating papule.

 

 

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