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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 veg·e·tate /ˈvɛʤəˌtet/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Veg·e·tate v. i. [imp. & p. p. Vegetated p. pr. & vb. n. Vegetating.]
 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 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.
 3. Med. To grow exuberantly; to produce fleshy or warty outgrowths; as, a vegetating papule.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: lead a passive existence without using one's body or mind
      2: establish vegetation on; "They vegetated the hills behind
         their house"
      3: produce vegetation; "The fields vegetate vigorously"
      4: grow like a plant; "This fungus usually vegetates
      5: grow or spread abnormally; "warts and polyps can vegetate if
         not removed"
      6: propagate asexually; "The bacterial growth vegetated along"
      7: engage in passive relaxation; "After a hard day's work, I
         vegetate in front of the television" [syn: vege out]