Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to or producing plant life.

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Usage examples "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", Th. Ribot.
  2. 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", Arabella Kenealy.
  3. They contain comparatively few gemmules and were evidently in a vigorous condition as regards vegetative growth. - "Freshwater Sponges, Hydroids & Polyzoa", Nelson Annandale.