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;Related formsviv·i·fi·ca·tion, nounviv·i·fi·er, nounun·viv·i·fied, adjective
alteration (with -fy
) of late Middle English vivificate
< Latin vīvificātus
(past participle of vīvificāre
). See vivi-
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Related Words for vivificationinterpretation
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Historical Examples of vivification
Every other description of food was in the same state of transition into vivification.
Still, it was but a pencil sketch, and wanted the vivification of color.
Its 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)
Derived Formsvivification (ˌvɪvɪfɪ'keɪʃən), nounvivifier, noun
to bring to life; animate
to make more vivid or striking
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
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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The process of converting protein from food into the living matter of the cells.
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