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Vegetative   /vˌɛdʒətˈeɪtɪv/   Listen

Of or relating to an activity that is passive and monotonous.  Synonym: vegetive.
Composed of vegetation or plants.  Synonyms: vegetal, vegetational.  "Vegetational cover" , "The decaying vegetative layer covering a forest floor"
Relating to involuntary bodily functions.
(of reproduction) characterized by asexual processes.  Synonym: vegetal.

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"Vegetative" Quotes from Famous Books

... Earth; fortified with divers nice experiments, too large to be here inserted: The sum is, that water, be it of rain, or the river (superior or inferior) carries with it a certain superfine terrestrial matter, not destitute of vegetative particles; which gives body, substance, and all other requisites to the growth and perfection of the plant, with the aid of that due heat which gives life and motion to the vehicles passage through all the parts of ...
— Sylva, Vol. 1 (of 2) - Or A Discourse of Forest Trees • John Evelyn

... is a certain plumpness, in other words, a superabundance of the vegetative function, plasticity.... Hence excessive thinness strikingly repels us.... The last consideration that influences us is a beautiful face. Here, too, the bone parts are taken into account before ...
— Essays of Schopenhauer • Arthur Schopenhauer

... St. Lucia and Martinique, on the hills, they had concluded that it would be the same in Trinidad; without noticing that the hills of that island are composed only of schistus covered with gravel, on which lies a light layer of vegetative earth, that the rain washes away after some years of cultivation; whilst the hills of the Antilles, much more high and cool, are covered with a deep bed of earth, which is retained by enormous blocks of stone, that at the same time ...
— The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom • P. L. Simmonds

... a number of other forms of asexual reproduction, or the "vegetative type" (Abbott's term, which includes fission, budding, polysporogonia and simple spore formation). Budding (as in yeast) and spore formation are familiar to us in plants. Such forms are too distant from man, in structure and function, for profitable direct comparison. ...
— Taboo and Genetics • Melvin Moses Knight, Iva Lowther Peters, and Phyllis Mary Blanchard

... seen in the globular yelk of the fertilised egg, as an oval disk which first divides into two layers. From the upper or animal layer are developed all the organs which accomplish the phenomena of animal life—the functions of sensation and motion, and the covering of the body. From the lower or vegetative layer come the organs which effect the vegetative life of the organism—nutrition, digestion, blood-formation, ...
— The Evolution of Man, V.1. • Ernst Haeckel

Words linked to "Vegetative" :   vegetive, vegetation, asexual, involuntary, nonsexual, vegetational, vegetative cell, physiology, vegetate

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