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veg·e·ta·tion

 (vĕj′ĭ-tā′shən)
n.
1. The plants of an area or a region; plant life: hills sparsely covered with vegetation.
2. The act or process of vegetating.
3. Medicine An abnormal growth on a body part.

veg′e·ta′tion·al adj.

vegetation

(ˌvɛdʒɪˈteɪʃən)
n
1. (Botany) plant life as a whole, esp the plant life of a particular region
2. (Botany) the process of vegetating
3. (Pathology) the process of vegetating
4. (Pathology) pathol any abnormal growth, excrescence, etc
5. a vegetative existence
ˌvegeˈtational adj
ˌvegeˈtatious adj

veg•e•ta•tion

(ˌvɛdʒ ɪˈteɪ ʃən)

n.
1. all the plants or plant life of a place.
2. the act or process of vegetating.
3. a passive existence.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vegetation - all the plant life in a particular region or periodvegetation - all the plant life in a particular region or period; "Pleistocene vegetation"; "the flora of southern California"; "the botany of China"
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
biota, biology - all the plant and animal life of a particular region
browse - vegetation (such as young shoots, twigs, and leaves) that is suitable for animals to eat; "a deer needs to eat twenty pounds of browse every day"
brush, coppice, copse, thicket, brushwood - a dense growth of bushes
growth - vegetation that has grown; "a growth of trees"; "the only growth was some salt grass"
chaparral, scrub, bush - dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes
stand - a growth of similar plants (usually trees) in a particular area; "they cut down a stand of trees"
forest, woods, wood - the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
shrubbery - a collection of shrubs growing together
garden - the flowers or vegetables or fruits or herbs that are cultivated in a garden
brier, brier patch, brierpatch - tangled mass of prickly plants
ground cover, groundcover - low-growing plants planted in deep shade or on a steep slope where turf is difficult to grow
mown, cut - (used of grass or vegetation) cut down with a hand implement or machine; "the smell of newly mown hay"
unmown, uncut - (used of grass or vegetation) not cut down with a hand implement or machine; "uncut grass"; "an unmown lawn"
2.vegetation - the process of growth in plantsvegetation - the process of growth in plants  
growing, growth, ontogenesis, ontogeny, maturation, development - (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level; "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"
3.vegetation - an abnormal growth or excrescence (especially a warty excrescence on the valves of the heart)
excrescence - (pathology) an abnormal outgrowth or enlargement of some part of the body
4.vegetation - inactivity that is passive and monotonous, comparable to the inactivity of plant life; "their holiday was spent in sleep and vegetation"
dormancy, quiescence, quiescency, sleeping - quiet and inactive restfulness

vegetation

noun plants, flora, greenery, foliage, plant life, verdure, herbiage (rare) The inn has a garden of semi-tropical vegetation.
Translations
نَبَاتنَباتات
vegetaceporostrostlinstvo
vegetation
kasvillisuus
raslinjevegetacija
növényzet
gróîur
草木
식물
rastlinstvo
växtlighet
พืชผัก
bitki örtüsübitki örtüsü/topluluğubitkiler
thực vật

vegetation

[ˌvedʒɪˈteɪʃən] Nvegetación f

vegetation

[ˌvɛdʒɪˈteɪʃən] nvégétation f

vegetation

n
Vegetation f; could we live on the vegetation here?könnten wir uns von dem ernähren, was hier wächst?
(= wasting away) (of sick people)Dahinvegetieren nt; (of mind)Verödung f, → Verarmung f; the patients just lie there in a state of vegetationdie Patienten dämmern nur noch vor sich hin or vegetieren nur noch dahin

vegetation

[ˌvɛdʒɪˈteɪʃn] nvegetazione f

vegetable

(ˈvedʒtəbl) noun
1. a plant or part of a plant, other than a fruit, used as food. We grow potatoes, beans and other vegetables; (also adjective) vegetable oils.
2. a plant. Grass is a vegetable, gold is a mineral and a human being is an animal.
ˌvegeˈtarian (vedʒi-) noun
a person who does not eat meat of any kind. Has he always been a vegetarian?; (also adjective) This is a vegetarian dish.
ˌvegeˈtarianism noun
vegetate (ˈvedʒiteit) verb
to live an idle, boring and pointless life. I would like to get a job – I don't want to vegetate.
ˌvegeˈtation (vedʒi-) noun
plants in general; plants of a particular region or type. tropical vegetation.

vegetation

نَبَات vegetace vegetation Vegetation βλάστηση vegetación kasvillisuus végétation raslinje vegetazione 草木 식물 vegetatie vegetasjon wegetacja vegetação растительность växtlighet พืชผัก bitki örtüsü thực vật 植被

veg·e·ta·tion

n. vegetación, crecimiento anormal de verrugas o excrecencias en una parte del cuerpo tal como se ve en la endocarditis.

vegetation

n vegetación f
References in classic literature ?
Now, were these shades of green, belonging to tropical vegetation, kept up by a low dense atmosphere?
From the nature of the vegetation I was convinced that the land between the ocean and the foothills was swampy, though directly before me it seemed dry enough all the way to the sandy strip along which the restless waters advanced and retreated.
Here and there, banyan trees, like rocky islands, shouldered aside the streaming riot of vegetation between their crowded columns, showing portals and passages wherein all daylight was lost and only midnight gloom remained.
As we walked noiselessly amid the thick, soft carpet of decaying vegetation the hush fell upon our souls which comes upon us in the twilight of the Abbey, and even Professor Challenger's full-chested notes sank into a whisper.
Before this ugly edifice, and between it and the wheel-track of the street, was a grass-plot, much overgrown with burdock, pig-weed, apple-pern, and such unsightly vegetation, which evidently found something congenial in the soil that had so early borne the black flower of civilised society, a prison.
The island would generally be considered as very uninteresting, but to anyone accustomed only to an English landscape, the novel aspect of an utterly sterile land possesses a grandeur which more vegetation might spoil.
I lay upon a close-cropped sward of red grasslike vegetation, and about me stretched a grove of strange and beautiful trees, covered with huge and gorgeous blossoms and filled with brilliant, voiceless birds.
Thar Ban, jed among the hordes of Torquas, rode swiftly across the ochre vegetation of the dead sea-bottom toward the ruins of ancient Aaanthor.
With war spears they loosened the thick, black loam and the deep layers of rotting vegetation.
When the flowing mass reaches the drain at the foot of the bank it spreads out flatter into strands, the separate streams losing their semi-cylindrical form and gradually becoming more flat and broad, running together as they are more moist, till they form an almost flat sand, still variously and beautifully shaded, but in which you can trace the original forms of vegetation; till at length, in the water itself, they are converted into banks, like those formed off the mouths of rivers, and the forms of vegetation are lost in the ripple marks on the bottom.
I found myself lying prone upon a bed of yellowish, mosslike vegetation which stretched around me in all directions for interminable miles.
Luxuriant vegetation spread in wild profuseness over this prodigal soil.