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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.
They were immersed in a sea of wanton, prodigal vegetation. All about them the huge-rooted trees blocked their footing, while coiled and knotted climbers, of the girth of a man's arm, were thrown from lofty branch to lofty branch, or hung in tangled masses like so many monstrous snakes.
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 volcanic fires of a past age, and the scorching heat of a tropical sun, have in most places rendered the soil unfit for vegetation. The country rises in successive steps of table-land, interspersed with some truncate conical hills, and the horizon is bounded by an irregular chain of more lofty mountains.
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. With heavy-nailed fingers they scooped away the disintegrated earth from the center of the age-old game trail.
Innumerable little streams overlap and interlace one with another, exhibiting a sort of hybrid product, which obeys half way the law of currents, and half way that of vegetation. As it flows it takes the forms of sappy leaves or vines, making heaps of pulpy sprays a foot or more in depth, and resembling, as you look down on them, the laciniated, lobed, and imbricated thalluses of some lichens; or you are reminded of coral, of leopard's paws or birds' feet, of brains or lungs or bowels, and excrements of all kinds.
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.