(?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Vegetated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Vegetating.] [L. vegetatus, p. p. of vegetare to enliven. See Vegetable.]
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1. To grow, as plants, by nutriment imbibed by means of roots and leaves; to start into growth; to sprout; to germinate.
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See dying vegetables life sustain,
See life dissolving vegetate again.
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2. Fig.: To lead a life too low for an animate creature; to do nothing but eat and grow. Cowper.
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Persons who . . . would have vegetated stupidly in the places where fortune had fixed them.
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3. (Med.) To grow exuberantly; to produce fleshy or warty outgrowths; as, a vegetating papule.
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