[ vahyt-l-ahyz ]
/ ˈvaɪt lˌaɪz /

verb (used with object), vi·tal·ized, vi·tal·iz·ing.

to give life to; make vital.
to give vitality or vigor to; animate.
Also especially British, vi·tal·ise.

Origin of vitalize

First recorded in 1670–80; vital + -ize
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British Dictionary definitions for vitalization



/ (ˈvaɪtəˌlaɪz) /


(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 vitalization



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

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