To grow, as plants, by nutriment imbibed by means of roots and leaves; to start into growth; to sprout; to germinate.
Fig.: To lead a life too low for an animate creature; to do nothing but eat and grow.
To grow exuberantly; to produce fleshy or warty outgrowths; as, a vegetating papule.
produce vegetation; "The fields vegetate vigorously"
grow like a plant; "This fungus usually vegetates vigorously"
grow or spread abnormally; "warts and polyps can vegetate if not removed"