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What does "Vegetative" mean?


(a.) Growing, or having the power of growing, as plants; capable of vegetating (a.) 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 (a.) Having the power to produce growth in plants; as, the vegetative properties of soil

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

Example: "Vegetative functions such as digestion or growth or circulation" Example: "A dull vegetative lifestyle" Example: "The decaying vegetative layer covering a forest floor"