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English definition of “vegetable”

vegetable

noun (PERSON)    /ˈvedʒ.tə.bl̩/
[C] informal a person who does not do anything or has no interest in doing anything: Sitting at home all day in front of the TV slowly turned her into a vegetable.Laziness and lazy peopleAvoiding action [C] offensive a person who is unable to think or move correctly because of severe brain damageHandicap and the disabled
(Definition of vegetable noun (PERSON) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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