vivify

[ viv-uh-fahy ]
/ ˈvɪv əˌfaɪ /

verb (used with object), viv·i·fied, viv·i·fy·ing.

to give life to; animate; quicken.
to enliven; brighten; sharpen.

Origin of vivify

1535–45; alteration (with -fy for -ficate) of late Middle English vivificate < Latin vīvificātus (past participle of vīvificāre). See vivi-, -ficate

Related forms

viv·i·fi·ca·tion, nounviv·i·fi·er, nounun·viv·i·fied, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for vivification

vivify

/ (ˈvɪvɪˌfaɪ) /

verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)

to bring to life; animate
to make more vivid or striking

Derived Forms

vivification (ˌvɪvɪfɪ'keɪʃən), nounvivifier, noun

Word Origin for vivify

C16: from Late Latin vīvificāre, from Latin vīvus alive + facere to make
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Medicine definitions for vivification

vivification

[ vĭv′ə-fĭ-kāshən ]

n.

The process of converting protein from food into the living matter of the cells.
revivification
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