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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Vegetate  \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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  lead  a  passive  existence  without  using  one's  body  or  mind 
  2:  establish  vegetation  on  "They  vegetated  the  hills  behind 
  their  house" 
  3:  produce  vegetation;  "The  fields  vegetate  vigorously" 
  4:  grow  like  a  plant;  "This  fungus  usually  vegetates 
  5:  propagate  asexually;  "The  bacterial  growth  vegetated  along" 

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