What does vegetative mean?

Definitions for vegetativeˈvɛdʒ ɪˌteɪ tɪv

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word vegetative.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vegetative, vegetive(adj)

    of or relating to an activity that is passive and monotonous

    "a dull vegetative lifestyle"

  2. vegetal, vegetational, vegetative(adj)

    composed of vegetation or plants

    "regions rich in vegetal products"; "vegetational cover"; "the decaying vegetative layer covering a forest floor"

  3. vegetative(adj)

    relating to involuntary bodily functions

    "vegetative functions such as digestion or growth or circulation"

  4. vegetal, vegetative(adj)

    (of reproduction) characterized by asexual processes


  1. vegetative(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to plants; especially to their growth.

  2. vegetative(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to functions such as growth, nutrition and asexual reproduction rather than sexual reproduction.

  3. vegetative(Adjective)

    Physically inactive.

  4. vegetative(Adjective)

    Of a state of impaired brain function, where a person can respond to some stimuli but is incapable of voluntary acts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vegetative(adj)

    growing, or having the power of growing, as plants; capable of vegetating

  2. Vegetative(adj)

    having the power to produce growth in plants; as, the vegetative properties of soil

  3. Vegetative(adj)

    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

  4. Origin: [Cf. F. vgtatif.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vegetative in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vegetative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Aruna Shanbaug:

    She was put on a ventilator during that time. She was being fed with a tube and had been in a vegetative state for the past 42 years.

  2. Isadora Duncan:

    Virtuous people are simply those who have not been tempted sufficiently, because they live in a vegetative state, or because their purposes are so concentrated in one direction that they have not had the leisure to glance around them.

  3. Paul Offit:

    He will live in a vegetative state probably for five years until he dies from something else. Basically, we snuffed out potentially a 75-year-old perfectly normal life because of a false concern that vaccines would do harm, or in their misguided notion that somehow religion teaches us anything other than we should care for our children.

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