(Veg"e*ta*tive) a. [Cf. F. végétatif.]
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.
(Ve*gete") a. [L. vegetus. See Vegetable.] Lively; active; sprightly; vigorous. [Obs.]
Even her body was made airy and vegete.Jer. Taylor.
(Veg"e*tive) a. [See Vegetate, and Vegetative.] Having the nature of a plant; vegetable; as,
vegetive life. [R.] Tusser.
(Veg"e*tive), n. A vegetable. [Obs.]
The blest infusionsShak.
That dwell in vegetives, in metals, stones.