What does the word vegetative mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Pertaining to or producing plant life.

Usage examples for vegetative

  1. In the course of evolution this became organized; the higher consciousness has delegated to the subliminal consciousness the care of silently governing the vegetative life. – Essay on the Creative Imagination by Th. Ribot
  2. They contain comparatively few gemmules and were evidently in a vigorous condition as regards vegetative growth. – Freshwater Sponges, Hydroids & Polyzoa by Nelson Annandale
  3. The close resemblances in structure and in processes between the Cells of vegetable and animal organisms, when taken in conjunction with a number of other biological indications, justify the conclusion that living bodies are actually vegetative organisms to which have been super- added, by progressive evolutionary differentiations, faculties of Motion and of Consciousness. – Feminism and Sex-Extinction by Arabella Kenealy