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veg·e·ta·tive

 (vĕj′ĭ-tā′tĭv) also veg·e·tive (-ĭ-tĭv)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of plants or their growth.
2. Biology
a. Of, relating to, or capable of growth.
b. Of, relating to, or functioning in processes such as growth or nutrition rather than reproduction.
c. Of or relating to asexual reproduction, such as fission or budding.
3. Spending much time sitting or lying down; physically inactive.
4. Medicine Of or relating to an impaired level of brain function in which a person responds to certain sensory stimuli but demonstrates no cognitive function.

vegetative

(ˈvɛdʒɪtətɪv)
adj
1. (Botany) of, relating to, or denoting the nonreproductive parts of a plant, i.e. the stems, leaves, and roots, or growth that does not involve the reproductive parts
2. (Biology) (of reproduction) characterized by asexual processes
3. (Biology) of or relating to functions such as digestion, growth, and circulation rather than sexual reproduction
4. (of a style of living) dull, stagnant, unthinking, or passive
ˈvegetatively adv
ˈvegetativeness n

veg•e•ta•tive

(ˈvɛdʒ ɪˌteɪ tɪv)

adj.
1. growing or developing as or like plants; vegetating.
2. of, pertaining to, or concerned with vegetation or vegetable growth.
3. noting the parts of a plant not specialized for reproduction.
4. (of reproduction) asexual.
5. noting or pertaining to unconscious or involuntary bodily functions.
6. having the power to produce or support growth in plants: vegetative mold.
7. inactive; passive: a vegetative existence.
Sometimes, veg′e•tive.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin]
veg′e•ta`tive•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.vegetative - of or relating to an activity that is passive and monotonousvegetative - of or relating to an activity that is passive and monotonous; "a dull vegetative lifestyle"
2.vegetative - composed of vegetation or plantsvegetative - composed of vegetation or plants; "regions rich in vegetal products"; "vegetational cover"; "the decaying vegetative layer covering a forest floor"
3.vegetative - relating to involuntary bodily functions; "vegetative functions such as digestion or growth or circulation"
physiology - the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
involuntary - controlled by the autonomic nervous system; without conscious control; "involuntary muscles"; "gave an involuntary start"
4.vegetative - (of reproduction) characterized by asexual processes
asexual, nonsexual - not having or involving sex; "an asexual spore"; "asexual reproduction"
Translations

vegetative

[ˈvedʒɪtətɪv] ADJvegetativo

vegetative

[ˈvɛdʒɪtətɪv] adj (MEDICINE) [state, condition] → végétatif/ive
persistent vegetative state → état m végétatif chronique, état m végétatif persistant

vegetative

adj (Bot) → vegetativ ? persistent

vegetative

[ˈvɛdʒɪtətɪv] adj (also) (Bot) → vegetativo/a

veg·e·ta·tive

a. vegetativo-a.
1. rel. a funciones de crecimiento y nutrición;
2. rel. a funciones corporales involuntarias o inconscientes;
___ stateestado ___.

vegetative

adj vegetativo; persistent — state estado vegetativo persistente
References in classic literature ?
FROM the inertness, or what we may term the vegetative character, of his ordinary mood, Clifford would perhaps have been content to spend one day after another, interminably,--or, at least, throughout the summer-time,--in just the kind of life described in the preceding pages.
Man imprisoned, man crystallized, man vegetative, speaks to man impersonated.
Inasmuch as this 'vegetative repetition,' to use Prof.
In general, the abundances of Beijerinckia, Pelomonas, and Rhodoferax were similar in flood waters from both communities; however, the relative abundance of Curvibacter was slightly higher in vegetative stage.
Summary: Eight common plant species of Asteraceae were collected at two growth stages viz., vegetative and reproductive from four different localities of Quetta during two consecutive years.
The assets were distributed to all agriculture sectors, and most of the funds are allocated for covering the expenses for vegetative propagation.
Herbage samples were collected from June to July, using edging shears (0.1 m cutting width), from the early vegetative (plant height 15 cm) to the full flowering stage (plant height 70 cm), from randomly located 2 m}2 subplots in 3 x 8 [m.sup.2] plots, with three replicates cut to a 1 to 2 cm stubble height.
Sigmoid, nonlinear regression models with three parameters were used to represent growth characteristics (plant height, stem diameter, D-leaf length, vegetative biomass, and total biomass) and pineapple components (leaves, stem, and D-leaf), according to the equation below:
He was straightforward and honest, imagining the worst case scenario to prepare Schumacher's fans of the worst possible outcomes - either the persistence vegetative state (PVS) or death.
Patients in vegetative states appear to be awake but unconscious.
the dormancy period properly and avoid vegetative growth upon
MULTAN -- Agriculture experts have advised farmers to save mango from frost to support plants pass through the dormancy period properly and avoid vegetative growth upon reaching flower stage.