[ vig-er ]
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  1. active strength or force.

  2. healthy physical or mental energy or power; vitality.

  1. energetic activity; energy; intensity: The economic recovery has given the country a new vigor.

  2. force of healthy growth in any living matter or organism, as a plant.

  3. active or effective force, especially legal validity.

Origin of vigor

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
  • Also especially British, vig·our .

Other words for vigor

Other words from vigor

  • vig·or·less, adjective

Words Nearby vigor Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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see vim and vigor.

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