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Meaning of VEGETATIVE

Pronunciation:  'veji`teytiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  composed of vegetation or plants; "regions rich in vegetal products"; "vegetational cover"; "the decaying vegetative layer covering a forest floor"
  2. [adj]  (of reproduction) characterized by asexual processes
  3. [adj]  (physiology) used of involuntary bodily functions; "vegetative functions such as digestion or growth or circulation"
  4. [adj]  of or relating to an activity that is passive and monotonous; "a dull vegetative lifestyle"
 

VEGETATIVE is a 10 letter word that starts with V.

 

 Synonyms: asexual, involuntary, nonsexual, vegetable, vegetal, vegetational, vegetive
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Veg"e*ta*tive\, a. [Cf. F. v['e]g['e]tatif.]
1. Growing, or having the power of growing, as plants;
   capable of vegetating.

2. Having the power to produce growth in plants; as, the
   vegetative properties of soil.

3. (Biol.) 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. -- {Veg"e*ta*tive*ly}, adv. --
   {Veg"e*ta*tive*ness}, n.

 

 

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