vegetate


veg·e·tate

verb \ˈve-jə-ˌtāt\

: to spend time doing things that do not require much thought or effort : to be very lazy or inactive

veg·e·tat·edveg·e·tat·ing

Full Definition of VEGETATE

intransitive verb
1
a :  to grow in the manner of a plant; also :  to grow exuberantly or with proliferation of fleshy or warty outgrowths
b :  to produce vegetation
2
:  to lead a passive existence without exertion of body or mind
transitive verb
:  to establish vegetation in or on

Examples of VEGETATE

  1. I just spent the weekend vegetating at home.
  2. I'm worried that after I retire I'll just sit at home, watch TV, and vegetate.

Origin of VEGETATE

Medieval Latin vegetatus, past participle of vegetare to grow
First Known Use: 1605

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