veg·e·ta·tive /ˈvɛʤəˌtetɪv/ 形容詞
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.
adj 1: of or relating to an activity that is passive and
monotonous; "a dull vegetative lifestyle" [syn: vegetive]
2: used of involuntary bodily functions; "vegetative functions
such as digestion or growth or circulation"
3: (of reproduction) characterized by asexual processes [syn: vegetal]
4: composed of vegetation or plants; "regions rich in vegetal
products"; "vegetational cover"; "the decaying vegetative
layer covering a forest floor" [syn: vegetal, vegetational]