Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “vegetate”

See all translations

vegetate

verb [I] uk   /ˈvedʒ.ɪ.teɪt/ us  
to live in a way that has no physical and mental activity: A report has shown that children spend too much time vegetating in front of the TV.
Translations of “vegetate”
in Chinese (Traditional) 過呆板單調的生活, 懶散地生活…
in Chinese (Simplified) 过呆板单调的生活, 懒散地生活…
(Definition of vegetate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of vegetate?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “vegetate” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

juggernaut

a very large, heavy truck

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More