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Adjective: vegetative  've-ji,tey-tiv [N. Amer], ve-ji-tu-tiv [Brit]
  1. Of or relating to an activity that is passive and monotonous
    "a dull vegetative lifestyle";
    - vegetive
  2. Composed of vegetation or plants
    "the decaying vegetative layer covering a forest floor";
    - vegetal, vegetational
  3. (physiology) relating to involuntary bodily functions
    "vegetative functions such as digestion or growth or circulation"
  4. (of reproduction) characterized by asexual processes
    - vegetal

See also: asexual, involuntary, nonsexual

Encyclopedia: Vegetative