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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 veg·e·ta·tive /ˈvɛʤəˌtetɪv/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 veg·e·ta·tive /ˈvɛʤəˌtetɪv/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Veg·e·ta·tive a.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]