vegetation

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noun veg·e·ta·tion \ˌve-jə-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of vegetation

  1. 1 :  the act or process of vegetating

  2. 2 :  inert existence

  3. 3 :  plant life or total plant cover (as of an area)

  4. 4 :  an abnormal growth upon a body part fibrin vegetations on the mitral valve

vegetational

play \ˌve-jə-ˈtā-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of vegetation in a sentence

  1. the dense vegetation of the jungle

  2. the local vegetation is flourishing as a result of the recent rains

Origin and Etymology of vegetation

borrowed from Medieval Latin vegetātiōn-, vegetātiō “power of growth,” going back to Latin, “act of invigorating,” from vegetāre “to impart energy to, invigorate” + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of verbal nouns — more at vegetate


First Known Use: 1564


VEGETATION Defined for English Language Learners

vegetation

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noun veg·e·ta·tion \ˌve-jə-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of vegetation for English Language Learners

  • : plants in general : plants that cover a particular area


VEGETATION Defined for Kids

vegetation

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noun veg·e·ta·tion \ˌve-jə-ˈtā-shən\

Definition of vegetation for Students

  1. :  plant life or cover (as of an area) The valley was green with vegetation.


Medical Dictionary

vegetation

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noun veg·e·ta·tion \ˌvej-ə-ˈtā-shən\

Medical Definition of vegetation

  1. :  an abnormal outgrowth upon a body part; specifically :  any of the warty excrescences on the valves of the heart that are composed of various tissue elements including fibrin and collagen and that are typical of endocarditis



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