English version

vegetate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishvegetateveg‧e‧tate /ˈvedʒɪteɪt/ verb [intransitive] 🔊 🔊 NOT DO somethingto live without doing much physical or mental activity and to feel bored as a result 🔊 I was determined when I retired that I wasn’t just going to vegetate.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
vegetateWhen I retired I didn't want to just vegetate.After frittering away her fortune, she vegetated alone in her Paris flat.Either you vegetate and look out the window or you get busy and try to effect change.Resting, sleeping and generally vegetating are obvious ways of unwinding.If I must vegetate, I'd rather do so at home, in spite of the undoubtedly superior ménage here.It is specially important not to let him vegetate in front of the television for long periods.
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Verb table
vegetate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyvegetate
he, she, itvegetates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyvegetated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave vegetated
he, she, ithas vegetated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad vegetated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill vegetate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have vegetated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam vegetating
he, she, itis vegetating
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you, we, theyare vegetating
Past
I, he, she, itwas vegetating
you, we, theywere vegetating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been vegetating
he, she, ithas been vegetating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been vegetating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be vegetating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been vegetating
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