- vital capacity,
- vital force,
- vital function,
- vital index,
- vital pulp
Origin of vital
Examples from the Web for vitally
This reason alone may be why these comedians are vitally needed.
It is, of course, vitally important to remember how Church policies affect children.What’s the Catholic Church’s Problem With Couples Without Children?|Candida Moss, Joel Baden|October 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is vitally important for these patients to keep holding on.
It was vitally important, as it were, to make nice with ICE.
He speaks, impressively but also vitally, fluent German, French, and Italian.
Differences is vitally interesting, both as a story and as a moral lesson….By-Ways of War|James Jeffrey Roche
The matter had lost its novelty for them, though, of course, they were vitally interested in the success of Tom's undertaking.Tom Swift and his Wireless Message|Victor Appleton
It seemed to him as if he had been drawn into some game which it was vitally necessary he should win.Miser Farebrother, Volume I (of 3)|Benjamin Leopold Farjeon
Two vitally important considerations of administration now claim our attention.Broke|Edwin A. Brown
Neither ordinary accidents, nor the characters of individuals, can ever again be so vitally important as they then were.A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive|John Stuart Mill
- the bodily organs, such as the brain, liver, heart, lungs, etc, that are necessary to maintain life
- the organs of reproduction, esp the male genitals
Word Origin for vital
late 14c., "of or manifesting life," from Latin vitalis "of or belonging to life," from vita "life," related to vivere "to live," from PIE root *gwei- (cf. Old Persian *jivaka- "alive;" Greek bios "life," zoon "animal;" Lithuanian gyvata "(eternal) life;" Old English cwic, cwicu "living, alive;" Old Irish bethu "life;" cf. also bio-). The sense of "necessary or important" is from 1610s, via the notion of "essential to life" (late 15c.). Vital capacity recorded from 1852.