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Webster 1913 Edition


Vegetate

Veg′e-tate

,
Verb.
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 life 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
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Vegetate

VEG'ETATE

,
Verb.
I.
[L. vegeto, vigeo, to flourish.]
To sprout; to germinate; to grow; as plants; to grow and be enlarged by nutriment imbibed from the earth, air or water, by means of roots and leaves. Plants will not vegetate without a certain degree of heat; but some plants vegetate with less heat than others. Potatoes will vegetate after they are pared.
See dying vegetables life sustain, see life dissolving vegetate again.

Definition 2022


vegetate

vegetate

English

Verb

vegetate (third-person singular simple present vegetates, present participle vegetating, simple past and past participle vegetated)

  1. (of a plant) To grow or sprout.
  2. (of a wart etc) To spread abnormally.
  3. (informal) To live or spend a period of time in a dull, inactive, unchallenging way.

Translations


Esperanto

Adverb

vegetate

  1. present adverbial passive participle of vegeti

Italian

Verb

vegetate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of vegetare
  2. second-person plural imperative of vegetare
  3. feminine plural of vegetato

Latin

Verb

vegetāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of vegetō