veg´e|ta´tive|ness

veg´e|ta´tive|ness
veg|e|ta|tive «VEHJ uh TAY tihv», adjective.
1. growing as plants do: »

a weed so vegetative as to infest the whole land.

2. of plants or plant life: »

a vegetative season.

3. Botany. concerned with growth and development rather than reproduction. The roots, stems, and leaves of plants are vegetative organs.
4. causing or promoting growth in plants; productive; fertile: »

vegetative mold.

5. a) of or having do with the unconscious or involuntary functions of the body: »

the vegetative processes of the body, such as growth and repair.

b) having only unconscious or involuntary functions of the body: »

The obligation of the physician to the comatose, vegetative, or developmentally disabled patient does not depend upon the prospect for recovery (Time).

6. Figurative. having very little action, thought, or feeling.
veg´e|ta´tive|ly, adverb.
veg´e|ta´tive|ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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