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  • adj. vegetable
  • n. vegetable

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the nature of a plant; vegetable.
  • n. A vegetable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Vegetative.
  • n. A vegetable.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to an activity that is passive and monotonous


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  • I hope if I'm trapped in a vegetive state there is someone to protect my life and not be starved to death.

    On death row - BatesLine

  • As a structure it had nothing about it that would attract special attention; it was simply neat, and had an appearance of comfort; but looked at in conjunction with the prettily arranged garden, with its tastefully laid out flower plots, and well stocked beds of vegetive edibles -- and which was protected from the intrusion of quadrupeds by a substantial "pailing fence" -- it was a snug and pleasant residence.

    Fern Vale (Volume 1) or the Queensland Squatter

  • Certainly the body, container of soul and of nature, cannot even in itself be as a soulless form would be: it cannot even be like air traversed by light; it must be like air storing heat: the body holding animal or vegetive life must hold also some shadow of soul; and it is body thus modified that is the seat of corporeal pains and pleasures which appear before us, the true human being, in such a way as to produce knowledge without emotion.

    The Six Enneads.


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