Origin of vegetative
Examples from the Web for vegetative
Terri Schiavo, on the other hand, was in a vegetative state.Families and Physicians Debate the True Meaning of Brain Death|Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD, Richard Joseph|January 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The doctors told her to get busy and find a nursing home, as the prognosis was “a vegetative state at best.”
We must remember that there are changes in the vegetative organs.The Whence and the Whither of Man|John Mason Tyler
There is but little immigration and the vegetative increase is low.
Of the irrational soul, one branch is, the nutritive and vegetative faculty, common to man with animals and plants.Aristotle|George Grote
If the process goes on, this mycelium gives rise to the stem and cap of an agaricoid fungus, completing the vegetative system.Fungi: Their Nature and Uses|Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
They recognised the power of the goddess in the charm and beauty of vegetative nature.The History of Antiquity, Vol. I (of VI)|Max Duncker
British Dictionary definitions for vegetative
Word Origin and History for vegetative
late 14c., "endowed with the power of growth," from Medieval Latin vegetativus, from past participle stem of vegetare (see vegetable (adj.)). Middle English transferred sense was "characterized by growth." Modern pathological sense of "brain-dead, mentally inert" is from 1893.