Definitions for vegetativeˈvɛdʒ ɪˌteɪ tɪv
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
veg•e•ta•tiveˈvɛdʒ ɪˌteɪ tɪv(adj.)
growing or developing as or like plants; vegetating.
of, pertaining to, or concerned with vegetation or vegetable growth.
noting the parts of a plant not specialized for reproduction.
(of reproduction) asexual.
Category: Developmental Biology
noting or pertaining to unconscious or involuntary bodily functions.
having the power to produce or support growth in plants:
a vegetative existence.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Developmental Biology
Origin of vegetative:
1350–1400; ME < ML
of or relating to an activity that is passive and monotonous
"a dull vegetative lifestyle"
vegetal, vegetational, vegetative(adj)
composed of vegetation or plants
"regions rich in vegetal products"; "vegetational cover"; "the decaying vegetative layer covering a forest floor"
relating to involuntary bodily functions
"vegetative functions such as digestion or growth or circulation"
(of reproduction) characterized by asexual processes
Of, or relating to plants; especially to their growth.
Of, or relating to functions such as growth, nutrition and asexual reproduction rather than sexual reproduction.
Of a state of impaired brain function, where a person can respond to some stimuli but is incapable of voluntary acts.
growing, or having the power of growing, as plants; capable of vegetating
having the power to produce growth in plants; as, the vegetative properties of soil
having relation to growth or nutrition; partaking of simple growth and enlargement of the systems of nutrition, apart from the sensorial or distinctively animal functions; vegetal
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