Veg"e*tate(?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Vegetated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Vegetating.] [L. vegetatus, p. p. of vegetare to enliven. See Vegetable.]
1. 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,Pope.
See life dissolving vegetate again.
2. Fig.: To lead a life 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.
(Med.) To grow exuberantly; to produce fleshy or warty outgrowths; as, a
New - Add Dictionary Search to Your Site
You can add a free dictionary search box to your own web site by copying and pasting the following HTML into one of your web pages:
<form action="http://www.freedict.co.uk/search.php" method="post"> <p style="text-align: center; font-family: sans-serif;"> <a style="font-weight: bold;" href="http://www.freedict.co.uk/" title="FreeDict free online dictionary">FreeDict</a> <input type="text" name="word" size="20" value="" /> <input type="submit" name="submit" value="Search Dictionary" /> </p> </form>
Fri 10th July 2020