Vegetative Veg"e*ta*tive, a. [Cf. F. v['e]g['e]tatif.] [1913 Webster] 1. Growing, or having the power of growing, as plants; capable of vegetating. [1913 Webster]

2. Having the power to produce growth in plants; as, the vegetative properties of soil. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster] -- {Veg"e*ta*tive*ly}, adv. -- {Veg"e*ta*tive*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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