- to give life to; animate; quicken.
- to enliven; brighten; sharpen.
Origin of vivify
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Examples from the Web for vivification
Every other description of food was in the same state of transition into vivification.Rattlin the Reefer
Still, it was but a pencil sketch, and wanted the vivification of color.Under the Redwoods
Its vivification, among them also, constituted the act of creation.Ophiolatreia
But most of all is the regular progress of vivification visible in the dialogue.The English Novel
My dear, there is a bloom and joy, a vivification about you that may be felt ten feet away!Foes</p>
- to bring to life; animate
- to make more vivid or striking
C16: from Late Latin vīvificāre, from Latin vīvus alive + facere to make
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Word Origin and History for vivification
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The process of converting protein from food into the living matter of the cells.
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