vegetate

v. i.

  1. To grow, as plants, by nutriment imbibed by means of roots and leaves; to start into growth; to sprout; to germinate.
  2. Fig.: To lead a live too low for an animate creature; to do nothing but eat and grow.
  3. To grow exuberantly; to produce fleshy or warty outgrowths; as, a vegetating papule.