Veg"e*ta*tive (?), a. [Cf. F. v'eg'etatif.]

1.

Growing, or having the power of growing, as plants; capable of vegetating.

2.

Having the power to produce growth in plants; as, the vegetative properties of soil.

3. Biol.

Having relation to growth or nutrition; partaking of simple growth and enlargement of the systems of nutrition, apart from the sensorial or distinctively animal functions; vegetal.

-- Veg"e*ta*tive*ly, adv. -- Veg"e*ta*tive*ness, n.

 

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