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vegetable

Meaning: a person with severe brain damage

For example:

  • Poor Glen has been a vegetable since his terrible accident. He can't move and he can't communicate because of all the damage to his brain.

  • One of my school friends is a vegetable. He overdosed on heroin and his brain didn't get any oxygen for a long time, and most of his brain cells died.

Quick Quiz:

A person is usually described as a vegetable if they are
  1. very lazy
  2. really relaxed
  3. severely brain-damaged

Discuss: vegetable

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