Examples Word Origin See more synonyms for vivify on Thesaurus.com 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;
late Middle English vivificate
(past participle of
-ficate Related forms viv·i·fi·ca·tion, noun viv·i·fi·er, noun un·viv·i·fied, adjective
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Related Words for vivification interpretation
liveliness Examples from the Web for vivification Historical Examples of vivification
Every other description of food was in the same state of transition into
Still, it was but a pencil sketch, and wanted the
vivification of color.
vivification, among them also, constituted the act of creation.
But most of all is the regular progress of
vivification visible in the dialogue.
My dear, there is a bloom and joy, a
vivification about you that may be felt ten feet away! British Dictionary definitions for vivification verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr) to bring to life; animate to make more vivid or striking Derived Forms vivification ( ˌvɪvɪfɪ'keɪʃən), noun vivifier, noun Word Origin for vivify
C16: from Late Latin
vīvificāre, from Latin vīvus alive + facere to make
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Word Origin and History for vivification v.
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.
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vivification [vĭv′ə-fĭ-kā ′shən] The process of converting protein from food into the living matter of the cells. revivification
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