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  • verbbe very passive
  • verbgrow, sprout

synonyms for vegetate

  • decay
  • deteriorate
  • exist
  • hibernate
  • idle
  • languish
  • loaf
  • stagnate
  • weaken
  • be inert
  • go to pot
  • go to seed
  • pass time
See also synonyms for: vegetated
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antonyms for vegetate

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  • build
  • develop
  • flourish
  • grow
  • improve
  • strengthen
  • activate
  • carry out
  • die
  • do
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How to use vegetate in a sentence

“Rather than vegetate upon her small pittance,” returned the doctor briskly.
JOHNNY LUDLOW, FOURTH SERIESMRS. HENRY WOOD
Humanity is content to vegetate, much after the fashion of a race of moles.
ASTRONOMY FOR AMATEURSCAMILLE FLAMMARION
No great inward commotion has ever visited them; they vegetate tamely on till they reach the grave.
THE LIFE OF THOMAS WANLESS, PEASANTALEXANDER JOHNSTONE WILSON
Then Tezpi, seeing that the country began to vegetate, left his bark on the mountain of Colhuacan.
THE CONTEMPORARY REVIEW, VOLUME 36, NOVEMBER 1879VARIOUS
I've been here a month without seeing a soul; I should go mad, if I had to vegetate for another seven months.
LADY LILITHSTEPHEN MCKENNA
Trying the quality of seeds is important, as it may save loss and disappointment, from sowing seeds that will not vegetate.
SOIL CULTUREJ. H. WALDEN
The seed is small, and may not vegetate well in dry, warm weather, without a little shade or regular watering.
SOIL CULTUREJ. H. WALDEN
The people seemed rather to vegetate than to live, and their want of vigor became at times almost alarming.
OFF ON A COMETJULES VERNE
They bloom some two weeks earlier than other roses, and will grow in soil where others would scarcely vegetate.
PARSONS ON THE ROSESAMUEL BROWNE PARSONS
In seminal liquors filaments are seen which lengthen and appear to vegetate; after which they swell and produce moving bodies.
BUFFON'S NATURAL HISTORY, VOLUME III (OF 10)GEORGES LOUIS LECLERC, COMTE DE BUFFON
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO VEGETATE

  • bud
  • develop
  • generate
  • live
  • originate
  • pullulate
  • shoot
  • sprout
  • swell
  • vegetate
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