vigorously

[ vig-er-uhs-lee ]
/ ˈvɪg ər əs li /

adverb

with active strength or force; energetically or powerfully:Combine all ingredients in the cocktail shaker and shake vigorously until the egg white is foamy.Fast food is marketed vigorously through heavy television advertising.
with robust health or vitality:Many plant species that don’t do well in shaded conditions will grow vigorously in full sunlight.

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Origin of vigorously

OTHER WORDS FROM vigorously

o·ver·vig·or·ous·ly, adverbsu·per·vig·or·ous·ly, adverbun·vig·or·ous·ly, adverb
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