Pronunciation: (vej"i-tā'shun), [key]
1. all the plants or plant life of a place, taken as a whole: the vegetation of the Nile valley.
2. the act or process of vegetating.
3. a dull existence; life devoid of mental or social activity.
4. Pathol.a morbid growth, or excrescence.
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