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veg·e·ta·tive / ˈvejəˌtātiv/ • adj. 1. Biol. of, relating to, or denoting reproduction or propagation achieved by asexual means, either naturally (budding, rhizomes, runners, bulbs, etc.) or artificially (grafting, layering, or taking cuttings): vegetative spores a vegetative replicating phase. ∎  of, relating to, or concerned with growth rather than sexual reproduction: environmental factors trigger the switch from vegetative to floral development. 2. of or relating to vegetation or plant life: diverse vegetative types. 3. Med. (of a person) alive but comatose and without apparent brain activity or responsiveness. See persistent vegetative state. DERIVATIVES: veg·e·ta·tive·ly adv.veg·e·ta·tive·ness n.

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vegetative Applied to a stage or structure that is concerned with feeding and growth rather than with sexual reproduction. Vegetative reproduction is asexual reproduction.

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vegetative (vej-i-tă-tiv) adj.
1. relating to growth and nutrition rather than to reproduction.

2. functioning unconsciously; autonomic.

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