Antonyms for nonvegetable

Grammar : Adj
Spell : vej-tuh-buh l, vej-i-tuh-
Phonetic Transcription : ˈvɛdʒ tə bəl, ˈvɛdʒ ɪ tə-

Definition of nonvegetable

Origin :
  • c.1400, "living and growing as a plant," from Old French vegetable "living, fit to live," from Medieval Latin vegetabilis "growing, flourishing," from Late Latin vegetabilis "animating, enlivening," from Latin vegetare "to enliven," from vegetus "vigorous, active," from vegere "to be alive, active, to quicken," from PIE *weg- "be strong, lively," related to watch (v.), vigor, velocity, and possibly witch (see vigil). The meaning "resembling that of a vegetable, dull, uneventful" is attested from 1854 (see vegetable (n.)).
  • As in inanimate : adj not alive, not organic
  • As in insentient : adj inanimate

Synonyms for nonvegetable

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