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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. Informal To engage in relaxing or passive activities. Often used with out.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. vegetarian
  • n. vegetable.
  • v. to vegetate; to engage in complete inactivity; to rest
  • n. A unit of subjective weight, equivalent to the perceived weight of lifting 100 grams.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. edible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant

Etymologies

Short for vegetable.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Shortened form of various related words including vegetable, vegetarian, and vegetate. (Wiktionary)
Coined in a 1948 paper in the American Journal of Psychology by Robert S. Harper and S. S. Stevens., [6] (Wiktionary)

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