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British English: /ˈvɛdʒɪteɪt/
American English: /ˈvɛdʒəˌteɪt/

Translation of vegetate in German:

intransitive verb

  • 2 [figurative] (as result of injury or illness)
    nur noch [dahin]vegetieren
    (as result of dull routine, lack of ambition, etc.)
    vor sich Akk. hin vegetieren

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