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English Dictionary: vegetating by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Vegetate \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, See life
                     dissolving vegetate again.                  --Pope.
      2. Fig.: To lead a live too low for an animate creature; to
            do nothing but eat and grow. --Cowper.
                     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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