Vegetate

Definition of Vegetate

Veg´e`tate
v. i.1.
[imp. & p. p. Vegetated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Vegetating.]
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.
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.

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