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vegetate

veg·e·tate

vegetate

 
pronunciation:
ve j teIt
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: vegetated, vegetates, vegetating
definition 1: to be lazy, dull, and inactive; do almost nothing.
similar words:
sleep
definition 2: to grow or develop in the way a plant does.