What does the word vegetative mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Pertaining to or producing plant life.

Usage examples for vegetative

  1. 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
  2. They contain comparatively few gemmules and were evidently in a vigorous condition as regards vegetative growth. – Freshwater Sponges, Hydroids & Polyzoa by Nelson Annandale