vitality

[ vahy-tal-i-tee ]
/ vaɪˈtæl ɪ ti /

noun, plural vi·tal·i·ties.

exuberant physical strength or mental vigor: a person of great vitality.
capacity for survival or for the continuation of a meaningful or purposeful existence: the vitality of an institution.
power to live or grow: the vitality of a language.
vital force or principle.

Origin of vitality

1585–95; < Latin vītālitās, equivalent to vītāli(s) vital + -tās- -ty2

Related forms

non·vi·tal·i·ty, nounsu·per·vi·tal·i·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for vitality

vitality

/ (vaɪˈtælɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

physical or mental vigour, energy, etc
the power or ability to continue in existence, live, or growthe vitality of a movement
a less common name for vital force
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Medicine definitions for vitality

vitality

[ vī-tălĭ-tē ]

n.

The capacity to live, grow, or develop.
Physical or intellectual vigor; energy.
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