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English verb: vegetate

1. vegetate (stative) lead a passive existence without using one's body or mind


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)live

2. vegetate (change) establish vegetation on


SamplesThey vegetated the hills behind their house.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)grow

3. vegetate (change) produce vegetation


SamplesThe fields vegetate vigorously.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)grow

4. vegetate (change) grow like a plant


SamplesThis fungus usually vegetates vigorously.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)grow

5. vegetate (change) grow or spread abnormally


SamplesWarts and polyps can vegetate if not removed.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)grow

6. vegetate (body) propagate asexually


SamplesThe bacterial growth vegetated along.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)propagate


Domain categorybiological science, biology

7. vegetate (body) engage in passive relaxation


SamplesAfter a hard day's work, I vegetate in front of the television.


Synonymsvege out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)decompress, loosen up, relax, slow down, unbend, unwind









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