verb (used without object), veg·e·tat·ed, veg·e·tat·ing.
Origin of vegetate
Examples from the Web for vegetated
He vegetated rather than lived; and if in these circumstances any wish arose in him, it was the wish to be annihilated.Translations from the German (Vol 3 of 3)|Thomas Carlyle
He doesn't know what it is to suffer, he has only vegetated!Stories of a Western Town|Octave Thanet
Our political revolution of 1776 was the germ that has vegetated, and still is to grow into the universal liberty of mankind.The Lincoln Year Book|Abraham Lincoln
He vegetated there for fifteen years, his eyes turned towards Paris, watching his opportunities.The Fortune of the Rougons|Emile Zola
The cress and lettuce have just vegetated well after twenty-one days' immersion.The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume I (of II)|Charles Darwin
British Dictionary definitions for vegetated
Word Origin for vegetate
Word Origin and History for vegetated
c.1600, "to grow as plants do," perhaps a back-formation from vegetation, or from Latin vegetatus, past participle of vegetare "to enliven, to animate" (see vegetable (adj.)). Sense of "to lead a dull, empty, or stagnant life" is from 1740. Related: Vegetated; vegetating.