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vitalize

[ vahyt-l-ahyz ]
/ ˈvaɪt lˌaɪz /
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verb (used with object), vi·tal·ized, vi·tal·iz·ing.

to give life to; make vital.
to give vitality or vigor to; animate.

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Also especially British, vi·tal·ise .

Origin of vitalize

First recorded in 1670–80; vital + -ize

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British Dictionary definitions for vitalize

vitalize

vitalise

/ (ˈvaɪtəˌlaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to make vital, living, or alive; endow with life or vigour

Derived forms of vitalize

vitalization or vitalisation, nounvitalizer or vitaliser, noun
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