Definition of vegetate
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
: to establish vegetation in or on
Examples of vegetate in a sentence
I just spent the weekend vegetating at home.
I'm worried that after I retire I'll just sit at home, watch TV, and vegetate.
Origin and Etymology of vegetate
Medieval Latin vegetatus, past participle of vegetare to grow
First Known Use: 1605
VEGETATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of vegetate for English Language Learners
: to spend time doing things that do not require much thought or effort : to be very lazy or inactive
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