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.

Nearby words

  1. vital statistics,
  2. vitalian,
  3. vitalism,
  4. vitality,
  5. vitality test,
  6. vitallium,
  7. vitally,
  8. vitalometer,
  9. vitals,
  10. vitamer

Also especially British, vi·tal·ise.

Origin of vitalize

First recorded in 1670–80; vital + -ize

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British Dictionary definitions for vitalise

vitalize

vitalise

/ (ˈvaɪtəˌlaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to make vital, living, or alive; endow with life or vigour
Derived Formsvitalization or vitalisation, nounvitalizer or vitaliser, noun

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Word Origin and History for vitalise

vitalize

v.

1670s, "to give life to," from vital + -ize. Figurative sense by 1805. Related: Vitalized; vitalizing.

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