vis

[wees; English vis]
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noun, plural vi·res [wee-reys; English vahy-reez] /ˈwi reɪs; English ˈvaɪ riz/. Latin.

strength; force; power.

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vires

noun

the plural of vis

vis

noun plural vires (ˈvaɪriːz)

power, force, or strength
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