vegetate
1. [ verb ] grow like a plant
Examples:

"This fungus usually vegetates vigorously"

Related terms: grow vegetation
2. [ verb ] produce vegetation
Examples:

"The fields vegetate vigorously"

Related terms: grow vegetation
3. [ verb ] establish vegetation on
Examples:

"They vegetated the hills behind their house"

Related terms: grow vegetation
4. [ verb ] lead a passive existence without using one's body or mind
Related terms: live vegetation
5. [ verb ] engage in passive relaxation
Synonyms: vege_out
Examples:

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

Related terms: decompress relax vegetation
6. [ verb ] grow or spread abnormally
Examples:

"warts and polyps can vegetate if not removed"

Related terms: grow vegetation
7. [ verb ] (biology) propagate asexually
Examples:

"The bacterial growth vegetated along"

Related terms: propagate biology
Similar spelling:   vegetative
  vegetation