Synonyms for vegetative

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How, I would ask, is this vegetative soul to be presented to the mind?

Six Cents, slaughtering his trees, took from them only vegetative life.

What, they are asked, do you understand by a vegetative soul?

Sometime it is the soul it self, be it sensitive, vegetative, or rationall.

I then inverted them, so that the vegetative pole came to lie uppermost.

The vegetative human has blossomed in the sunflower of spiritual life.

Vegetative organs and muscle have been tried and found wanting.

But this improvement is not for the sake of these vegetative functions.

We must remember that there are changes in the vegetative organs.

In the mass of people, vegetative and animal functions dominate.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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