Veg"e*tate (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Vegetated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Vegetating.] [L. vegetatus, p. p. of vegetare to enliven. See Vegetable.]


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.


Fig.: To lead a live 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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