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vegetate

ve juh tayt

  • v  lead a passive existence without using one's body or mind
  • v  establish vegetation on
    They vegetated the hills behind their house
  • v  produce vegetation
    The fields vegetate vigorously
  • v  grow like a plant
    This fungus usually vegetates vigorously
  • v  grow or spread abnormally
    warts and polyps can vegetate if not removed
  • v  propagate asexually
    The bacterial growth vegetated along
  • v  engage in passive relaxation
    After a hard day's work, I vegetate in front of the television

  • But times are too difficult, life too uncertain, the world too hard to enable one to vegetate too long in the darkness without risk of succumbing.
  • French automobile interests are seeking to bar American cars in order to permit them to allow their business to vegetate without the benefit of the improvements and progress .
  • So last year they took seven-year-old Tommy out of Lakeland-Afton public school after watching him vegetate on a soda-pop diet of "life-adjustment" courses.
News & Articles

  • BILL TINSLEY: Helping others keeps our society functioning
    What I won’t do for myself I will do for my dog. Left to myself, I will sit around and vegetate. I know that other people don’t do this, but I do. But when I look across the room at my dog who follows me from room to room and is happy to be wherever I am, I know that he needs to walk. So, I get up, put on my walking shoes, find his leash and off we go. It is good for him and it is good for me.
    Jan. 18, 2014 - The San Angelo Standard-Times
  • Bill Tinsley: Looking out for others is what makes our society work
    What I won’t do for myself I will do for my dog. Left to myself, I will sit around and vegetate. I know that other people don’t do this, but I do. But when I look across the room at my dog who follows me from room to room and is happy to be wherever I am, I know that he needs to walk. So, I get up, put on my walking shoes, find his leash and off we go. It is good for him and it is good for me.
    Jan. 17, 2014 - Abilene Reporter-News
Quotes

  • Gianfranco Zola in Times Online
    I will work with the Legislature and city officials, and I will work with the city of Los Angeles and the people of Los Angeles, to find resources from our recently passed bond and other sources to prevent flooding, re-vegetate the hillside and... Arnold Schwarzenegger http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_Schwarzenegger&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGQSjoUt7HRfT6HEtdxk7KI3s2v9Q Bloomberg http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news%3Fpid%3D20601103%26sid%3DazF0xeZvEeek%26refer%3Dus&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHk_QcN2T7mJQNEJIFOVkn81_FEQQ May 11, 2007 107343 140667 vegetate It was very impressive," Zola said. "We are ambitious and do not want to vegetate and so Europe? Why not."
  • Goh Chok Tong in Channel News Asia
    Some people believe in the old adage, 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it'. Here in Singapore, our belief is 'innovate or vegetate'. We break the old mould when faced with a different situation and innovate to stay ahead,Mr Goh said.

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