verb (used with object), viv·i·fied, viv·i·fy·ing.
Origin of vivify
Examples from the Web for vivification
My dear, there is a bloom and joy, a vivification about you that may be felt ten feet away!Foes|Mary Johnston
Its vivification, among them also, constituted the act of creation.Ophiolatreia|Anonymous
Every phrase of his narrative is a definite contribution towards the vivification of his realistic effects.Norse Tales and Sketches|Alexander Lange Kielland
But most of all is the regular progress of vivification visible in the dialogue.The English Novel|George Saintsbury
Every other description of food was in the same state of transition into vivification.Rattlin the Reefer|Edward Howard
British Dictionary definitions for vivification
verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
Word Origin for vivify
Word Origin and History for vivification
1590s, from Old French vivifier (12c.), from Late Latin vivificare "make alive, restore to life," from vivificus "enlivening," from Latin vivus "alive" (see vivid) + root of facere "to make" (see factitious). Vivificate in same sense is recorded from early 15c.