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vigor

[vig-er] /ˈvɪg ər/
noun
1.
active strength or force.
2.
healthy physical or mental energy or power; vitality.
3.
energetic activity; energy; intensity:
The economic recovery has given the country a new vigor.
4.
force of healthy growth in any living matter or organism, as a plant.
5.
active or effective force, especially legal validity.
Also, especially British, vigour.
Origin of vigor
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English vigo(u)r < Anglo-French; Middle French vigeur < Latin vigor force, energy, equivalent to vig(ēre) to be vigorous, thrive + -or -or1
Related forms
vigorless, adjective
Synonyms
2. drive, force, strength.
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n.

c.1300, from Anglo-French vigour, Old French vigor, from Latin vigorem (nominative vigor) "liveliness, activity, force," from vigere "be lively, flourish, thrive," from PIE *wog-/*weg- "be lively or active" (see vigil).

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