EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN 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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Examples from the Web for vivified Historical Examples of vivified
Every trait is refined, purified,
vivified, raised to another plane of character.
vivified, by potentialities at least, the whole question of youth and passion.
There is no durable system that is not, at least in some of its parts,
vivified by intuition.
He looked at her pretty face and it
vivified his mental resources.
He wanted to see again that woman who had so
vivified his memory of Joan. British Dictionary definitions for vivified 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 vivified 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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