vegetation

[vej-i-tey-shuhn]
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noun

all the plants or plant life of a place, taken as a whole: the vegetation of the Nile valley.
the act or process of vegetating.
a dull existence; life devoid of mental or social activity.
Pathology. a morbid growth, or excrescence.

Nearby words

  1. vegetal pole,
  2. vegetarian,
  3. vegetarianism,
  4. vegetate,
  5. vegetated,
  6. vegetative,
  7. vegetative bacteriophage,
  8. vegetative endocarditis,
  9. vegetative reproduction,
  10. vegetive

Origin of vegetation

1555–65; < Medieval Latin vegetātiōn- (stem of vegetātiō), equivalent to vegetāt- (see vegetate) + -iōn- -ion

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British Dictionary definitions for vegetational

vegetation

noun

plant life as a whole, esp the plant life of a particular region
the process of vegetating
pathol any abnormal growth, excrescence, etc
a vegetative existence
Derived Formsvegetational, adjectivevegetatious, adjective

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Word Origin and History for vegetational

vegetation

n.

1560s, "act of vegetating," from Middle French végétation, from Medieval Latin vegetationem (nominative vegetatio) "a quickening, action of growing," from vegetare "grow, quicken" (see vegetable). Meaning "plant life" first recorded 1727.

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Medicine definitions for vegetational

vegetation

[vĕj′ĭ-tāshən]

n.

The process of growth in plants.
An abnormal bodily growth or excrescence, especially a clot composed largely of fused blood platelets, fibrin, and sometimes bacteria that is adherent to a diseased heart valve.
A vegetative state of impaired consciousness.

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Science definitions for vegetational

vegetation

[vĕj′ĭ-tāshən]

The plants of an area or a region; plant life.
An abnormal bodily accretion, especially a clot composed largely of fused blood platelets, fibrin, and sometimes bacteria, that adheres to a diseased heart valve.
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