(Old Chem.), a crystalline growth of an arborescent form.

(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 infusions
That dwell in vegetives, in metals, stones.

Vegetation of salts

  By PanEris using Melati.

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