verb (used with object), vi·tal·ized, vi·tal·iz·ing.
to give life to; make vital.
Also especially British, vi·tal·ise.
Origin of vitalize
Related formsvi·tal·i·za·tion, nounvi·tal·iz·er, nounhy·per·vi·tal·i·za·tion, nounhy·per·vi·tal·ize, verb (used with object), hy·per·vi·tal·ized, hy·per·vi·tal·iz·ing.non·vi·tal·ized, adjectivesub·vi·tal·i·za·tion, nounsub·vi·tal·ized, adjectiveun·der·vi·tal·ized, adjectiveun·vi·tal·ized, adjectiveun·vi·tal·iz·ing, adjective
First recorded in 1670–80; vital
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Related Words for vitalizeinvigorate
Examples from the Web for vitalize
Historical Examples of vitalize
His is the task to develop and vitalize these smothered faculties and potentialities.
You, in your own city, with your own teachers, can vitalize your elementary schools.
Thus only was it possible for him to quicken and vitalize his powers to their fullest.
There was a spiritual atmosphere in the place that did not vitalize her blood.
It is a plain question of your ability to choose, arrange and vitalize things.
British Dictionary definitions for vitalize
Derived Formsvitalization or vitalisation, nounvitalizer or vitaliser, noun
(tr) to make vital, living, or alive; endow with life or vigour
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Word Origin and History for vitalize
1670s, "to give life to," from vital + -ize. Figurative sense by 1805. Related: Vitalized; vitalizing.
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