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vigor

[ vig-er ]
/ ˈvɪg ər /
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noun

active strength or force.
healthy physical or mental energy or power; vitality.
energetic activity; energy; intensity: The economic recovery has given the country a new vigor.
force of healthy growth in any living matter or organism, as a plant.
active or effective force, especially legal validity.

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Also especially British, vig·our .

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
vig·or·less, adjective
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Idioms and Phrases with vigor

vigor

see vim and vigor.

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