Meaning of vegetate

veg•e•tate

Pronunciation: (vej'i-tāt"), [key]
— -tat•ed, -tat•ing.
  1. to grow in, or as in, the manner of a plant.
  2. to be passive or unthinking; to do nothing: to lie on the beach and vegetate.
  3. to grow, or increase by growth, as an excrescence.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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