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Verb (intransitive)


Verb vegetate has 7 senses


vegetatev. i. [L. vegetatus, p. p. of vegetare to enliven. See Vegetable.].
  •  To grow, as plants, by nutriment imbibed by means of roots and leaves; to start into growth; to sprout; to germinate.  [1913 Webster]
    "See dying vegetables life sustain,
    See life dissolving vegetate again.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  Fig.: To lead a life too low for an animate creature; to do nothing but eat and grow.  Cowper.  [1913 Webster]
    "Persons who . . . would have vegetated stupidly in the places where fortune had fixed them."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To grow exuberantly; to produce fleshy or warty outgrowths; as, a vegetating papule.  [1913 Webster]


vegetate, v.intr.
1 live an uneventful or monotonous life.
2 grow as plants do; fulfil vegetal functions.

L vegetare animate f. vegetus f. vegere be active



be a sideliner, be still, blossom, brew, bud, burgeon, burst forth, coast, delay, develop, do nothing, drift, flourish, fust, gather, gemmate, germinate, grow, grow rank, grow up, hang fire, hibernate, hypertrophy, idle, increase, just be, languish, leaf, leaf out, leave, lie dormant, luxuriate, mature, merely exist, mushroom, not budge, not stir, outgrow, overdevelop, overgrow, overrun, overtop, pass the time, procreate, pullulate, put forth, put forth leaves, put out buds, reproduce, rest, riot, root, shoot, shoot up, sit back, sit it out, sleep, slumber, smolder, spring up, sprout, sprout up, stagnate, strike root, take root, thrive, tower, upshoot, upspear, upspring, upsprout, wait and see, watch and wait, wax




VB exist, be, have being, subsist, live, breathe, stand, obtain, be the case, occur, have place, prevail, find oneself, pass the time, vegetate, consist in, lie in, be comprised in, be contained in, be constituted by, come into existence, arise, come forth, become, bring into existence, abide, continue, endure, last, remain, stay.


VB be inactive, do nothing, move slowly, let the grass grow under one's feet, take one's time, dawdle, drawl, droil, lag, hang back, slouch, loll, lollop, lounge, poke, loaf, loiter, go to sleep over, sleep at one's post, ne battre que d'une aile, take it easy, take things as they come, lead an easy life, vegetate, swim with the stream, eat the bread of idleness, loll in the lap of luxury, loll in the lap of indolence, waste time, consume time, kill time, lose time, burn daylight, waste the precious hours, idle away time, trifle away time, fritter away time, fool away time, spend time in, take time in, peddle, piddle, potter, pudder, dabble, faddle fribble, fiddle-faddle, dally, dilly-dally, sleep, slumber, be asleep, hibernate, oversleep, sleep like a top, sleep like a log, sleep like a dormouse, sleep soundly, heavily, doze, drowze, snooze, nap, take a nap, dream, snore one's best, settle to sleep, go to sleep, go off to sleep, doze off, drop off, fall asleep, drop asleep, close the eyes, seal up the eyes, seal up eyelids, weigh down the eyelids, get sleep, nod, yawn, go to bed, turn, get some z's, stack z's, languish, expend itself, flag, hang fire, relax, render idle, sluggardize, mitigate.


VB be insensible, have a rhinoceros hide, show insensibility, not mind, not care, not be affected by, have no desire for, have no interest in, feel no interest in, take no interest in, nil admirari, not care a straw for, disregard, set at naught, turn a deaf ear to, vegetate, render insensible, render callous, blunt, obtund, numb, benumb, paralyze, deaden, hebetate, stun, stupefy, brutify, brutalize, chloroform, anaesthetize, put under, assify, inure, harden the heart, steel, caseharden, sear.


VB become larger &c (large), expand, widen, enlarge, extend, grow, increase, incrassate, swell, gather, fill out, deploy, take open order, dilate, stretch, distend, spread, mantle, wax, grow up, spring up, bud, bourgeon, shoot, sprout, germinate, put forth, vegetate, pullulate, open, burst forth, gain flesh, gather flesh, outgrow, spread like wildfire, overrun, be larger than, surpass, render larger &c (large), expand, spread, extend, aggrandize, distend, develop, amplify, spread out, widen, magnify, rarefy, inflate, puff, blow up, stuff, pad, cram, exaggerate, fatten.


VB vegetate, grow roots, put down roots.

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