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vegetate

[ vej-i-teyt ]
/ 藞v蓻d蕭 瑟藢te瑟t /
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verb (used without object), veg路e路tat路ed, veg路e路tat路ing.
to grow in, or as in, the manner of a plant.
to be passive or unthinking; to do nothing: to lie on the beach and vegetate.
Pathology. to grow, or increase by growth, as an excrescence.
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Origin of vegetate

1595鈥1605; <Latin veget膩tus (past participle of veget膩re to quicken, enliven), equivalent to veget(us) lively (originally past participle of veg膿re to give vigor) + -膩tus-ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for vegetate

vegetate
/ (藞v蓻d蕭瑟藢te瑟t) /

verb (intr)
to grow like a plant; sprout
to lead a life characterized by monotony, passivity, or mental inactivity
pathol (of a wart, polyp, etc) to develop fleshy outgrowths

Word Origin for vegetate

C17: from Late Latin veget膩re to invigorate
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