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Definition 1: engage in passive relaxation - [verb of body]

Samples where vegetate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • After a hard day's work, I vegetate in front of the television

Synonyms for vegetate in the sense of this definition

(vegetate is a kind of ...) become less tense, rest, or take one's ease

"He relaxed in the hot tub" "Let's all relax after a hard day's work"

Definition 2: propagate asexually - [verb of body]

Samples where vegetate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The bacterial growth vegetated along

(vegetate is a kind of ...) multiply sexually or asexually

(vegetate belongs to category ...) the science that studies living organisms

Definition 3: grow like a plant - [verb of change]

Samples where vegetate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This fungus usually vegetates vigorously

(vegetate is a kind of ...) increase in size by natural process

"Corn doesn't grow here" "In these forests, mushrooms grow under the trees" "her hair doesn't grow much anymore"

Definition 4: produce vegetation - [verb of change]

Samples where vegetate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The fields vegetate vigorously

(vegetate is a kind of ...) increase in size by natural process

"Corn doesn't grow here" "In these forests, mushrooms grow under the trees" "her hair doesn't grow much anymore"

Definition 5: establish vegetation on - [verb of change]

Samples where vegetate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They vegetated the hills behind their house

(vegetate is a kind of ...) cause to grow or develop

"He grows vegetables in his backyard"

Definition 6: grow or spread abnormally - [verb of change]

Samples where vegetate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • warts and polyps can vegetate if not removed

(vegetate is a kind of ...) become larger, greater, or bigger; expand or gain

"The problem grew too large for me" "Her business grew fast"

Definition 7: lead a passive existence without using one's body or mind - [verb of stative]

(vegetate is a kind of ...) lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style

"we had to live frugally after the war"

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