Definition of Vegetate

1. Verb. Lead a passive existence without using one's body or mind.

Generic synonyms: Live
Derivative terms: Vegetation, Vegetative



2. Verb. Establish vegetation on. "They vegetated the hills behind their house"
Generic synonyms: Grow
Derivative terms: Vegetation, Vegetative

3. Verb. Produce vegetation. "The fields vegetate vigorously"
Generic synonyms: Grow
Derivative terms: Vegetation, Vegetative

4. Verb. Grow like a plant. "This fungus usually vegetates vigorously"
Generic synonyms: Grow
Derivative terms: Vegetation, Vegetative

5. Verb. Grow or spread abnormally. "Warts and polyps can vegetate if not removed"
Generic synonyms: Grow
Derivative terms: Vegetation

6. Verb. Propagate asexually. "The bacterial growth vegetated along"
Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Generic synonyms: Propagate
Derivative terms: Vegetative

7. Verb. Engage in passive relaxation. "After a hard day's work, I vegetate in front of the television"
Exact synonyms: Vege Out
Generic synonyms: Decompress, Loosen Up, Relax, Slow Down, Unbend, Unwind
Derivative terms: Vegetation, Vegetative

Definition of Vegetate

1. v. i. To grow, as plants, by nutriment imbibed by means of roots and leaves; to start into growth; to sprout; to germinate.

2. v. i. To grow, as plants, by nutriment imbibed by means of roots and leaves; to start into growth; to sprout; to germinate.

Definition of Vegetate

1. Verb. (context: of a plant) To grow or sprout. ¹

2. Verb. (context: of a wart etc) To spread abnormally. ¹

3. Verb. (informal) To live or spend a period of time in a dull, inactive, un-challenging way. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Vegetate

1. to grow in the manner of a plant [v -TATED, -TATING, -TATES]

Medical Definition of Vegetate

1. 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. To lead a live too low for an animate creature; to do nothing but eat and grow. "Persons who . . . Would have vegetated stupidly in the places where fortune had fixed them." (Jeffrey) 3. To grow exuberantly; to produce fleshy or warty outgrowths; as, a vegetating papule. Origin: L. Vegetatus, p. P. Of vegetare to enliven. See Vegetable. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Vegetate

vegetal
vegetal pole
vegetality
vegetally
vegetals
vegetan
vegetant
vegetarian
vegetarian burger
vegetarian burgers
vegetarian hamburger
vegetarian hamburgers
vegetarianism
vegetarianisms
vegetarians
vegetate (current term)
vegetated
vegetates
vegetating
vegetation
vegetation unit
vegetational
vegetations
vegetative bacteriophage
vegetative cell
vegetative cells
vegetative endocarditis
vegetative fish cover
vegetative life

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