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veg·e·tate

 (vĕj′ĭ-tāt′)
v. veg·e·tat·ed, veg·e·tat·ing, veg·e·tates
v.intr.
1. To grow or sprout as a plant does.
2. Medicine To grow pathologically on a body part, as a wartlike lesion on a heart valve.
3.
a. To exist in a state of physical or mental inactivity: He was just vegetating in his parents' house all winter.
b. To engage in relaxing or passive activities, such as watching television: stayed home and vegetated last night.
v.tr.
To grow over or cover with vegetation: a dune that is vegetated.

[Latin vegetāre, vegetāt-, to enliven; see vegetable.]

vegetate

(ˈvɛdʒɪˌteɪt)
vb (intr)
1. (Botany) to grow like a plant; sprout
2. to lead a life characterized by monotony, passivity, or mental inactivity
3. (Pathology) pathol (of a wart, polyp, etc) to develop fleshy outgrowths
[C17: from Late Latin vegetāre to invigorate]

veg•e•tate

(ˈvɛdʒ ɪˌteɪt)

v.i. -tat•ed, -tat•ing.
1. to grow as or like a plant.
2. to lead an inactive life without much physical, mental, or social activity.
[1595–1605; < Latin vegetātus, past participle of vegetāre to quicken, enliven, derivative of vegetus lively. orig. past participle of vegēre to give vigor]

vegetate


Past participle: vegetated
Gerund: vegetating

Imperative
vegetate
vegetate
Present
I vegetate
you vegetate
he/she/it vegetates
we vegetate
you vegetate
they vegetate
Preterite
I vegetated
you vegetated
he/she/it vegetated
we vegetated
you vegetated
they vegetated
Present Continuous
I am vegetating
you are vegetating
he/she/it is vegetating
we are vegetating
you are vegetating
they are vegetating
Present Perfect
I have vegetated
you have vegetated
he/she/it has vegetated
we have vegetated
you have vegetated
they have vegetated
Past Continuous
I was vegetating
you were vegetating
he/she/it was vegetating
we were vegetating
you were vegetating
they were vegetating
Past Perfect
I had vegetated
you had vegetated
he/she/it had vegetated
we had vegetated
you had vegetated
they had vegetated
Future
I will vegetate
you will vegetate
he/she/it will vegetate
we will vegetate
you will vegetate
they will vegetate
Future Perfect
I will have vegetated
you will have vegetated
he/she/it will have vegetated
we will have vegetated
you will have vegetated
they will have vegetated
Future Continuous
I will be vegetating
you will be vegetating
he/she/it will be vegetating
we will be vegetating
you will be vegetating
they will be vegetating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been vegetating
you have been vegetating
he/she/it has been vegetating
we have been vegetating
you have been vegetating
they have been vegetating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been vegetating
you will have been vegetating
he/she/it will have been vegetating
we will have been vegetating
you will have been vegetating
they will have been vegetating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been vegetating
you had been vegetating
he/she/it had been vegetating
we had been vegetating
you had been vegetating
they had been vegetating
Conditional
I would vegetate
you would vegetate
he/she/it would vegetate
we would vegetate
you would vegetate
they would vegetate
Past Conditional
I would have vegetated
you would have vegetated
he/she/it would have vegetated
we would have vegetated
you would have vegetated
they would have vegetated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.vegetate - lead a passive existence without using one's body or mindvegetate - lead a passive existence without using one's body or mind
live - lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style; "we had to live frugally after the war"
2.vegetate - establish vegetation onvegetate - establish vegetation on; "They vegetated the hills behind their house"
grow - cause to grow or develop; "He grows vegetables in his backyard"
3.vegetate - produce vegetationvegetate - produce vegetation; "The fields vegetate vigorously"
grow - increase in size by natural process; "Corn doesn't grow here"; "In these forests, mushrooms grow under the trees"; "her hair doesn't grow much anymore"
4.vegetate - grow like a plantvegetate - grow like a plant; "This fungus usually vegetates vigorously"
grow - increase in size by natural process; "Corn doesn't grow here"; "In these forests, mushrooms grow under the trees"; "her hair doesn't grow much anymore"
5.vegetate - grow or spread abnormally; "warts and polyps can vegetate if not removed"
grow - become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain; "The problem grew too large for me"; "Her business grew fast"
6.vegetate - propagate asexually; "The bacterial growth vegetated along"
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
propagate - multiply sexually or asexually
7.vegetate - engage in passive relaxationvegetate - engage in passive relaxation; "After a hard day's work, I vegetate in front of the television"
relax, decompress, unwind, loosen up, slow down, unbend - become less tense, rest, or take one's ease; "He relaxed in the hot tub"; "Let's all relax after a hard day's work"

vegetate

verb stagnate, idle, loaf, exist, do nothing, deteriorate, languish, moulder, go to seed, be inert, veg out (slang, chiefly U.S.) He spends all his time vegetating in front of the TV.
stagnate grow, develop
Translations
يَعيشُ حَياةً خامِلَه
živořit
vegetere
lifa tilòrifalausu lífi
živoriť
amaçsız bir yaşam sürmek

vegetate

[ˈvedʒɪteɪt] VI (lit, fig) → vegetar

vegetate

[ˈvɛdʒɪteɪt] vivégéter

vegetate

vi
(lit)wachsen
(fig)dahinvegetieren

vegetate

[ˈvɛdʒɪˌteɪt] vivegetare

vegetable

(ˈvedʒtəbl) noun
1. a plant or part of a plant, other than a fruit, used as food. We grow potatoes, beans and other vegetables; (also adjective) vegetable oils.
2. a plant. Grass is a vegetable, gold is a mineral and a human being is an animal.
ˌvegeˈtarian (vedʒi-) noun
a person who does not eat meat of any kind. Has he always been a vegetarian?; (also adjective) This is a vegetarian dish.
ˌvegeˈtarianism noun
vegetate (ˈvedʒiteit) verb
to live an idle, boring and pointless life. I would like to get a job – I don't want to vegetate.
ˌvegeˈtation (vedʒi-) noun
plants in general; plants of a particular region or type. tropical vegetation.
References in classic literature ?
But he had only to go and stay a little while in Petersburg, in the circle there in which he moved, where people lived--really lived--instead of vegetating as in Moscow, and all such ideas vanished and melted away at once, like wax before the fire.
On inanimate nature, as on the men and women who cultivated it, a prevalent tendency towards an appearance of vegetating unwillingly--a dejected disposition to give up, and wither away.
"It's simply the trunk of a fig-tree," replied the doctor, "on which there is a little vegetating earth.
In the venerable suburb--it was a suburb once--of Clerkenwell, towards that part of its confines which is nearest to the Charter House, and in one of those cool, shady Streets, of which a few, widely scattered and dispersed, yet remain in such old parts of the metropolis,--each tenement quietly vegetating like an ancient citizen who long ago retired from business, and dozing on in its infirmity until in course of time it tumbles down, and is replaced by some extravagant young heir, flaunting in stucco and ornamental work, and all the vanities of modern days,--in this quarter, and in a street of this description, the business of the present chapter lies.
Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things can not be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.