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.

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Origin of vivify

First recorded in 1535–45; late Middle English from Middle French vivifier from Late Latin vīvificāre ). See vivi-, -fy

OTHER WORDS FROM vivify

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

vivify
/ (ˈvɪvɪˌfaɪ) /

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

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

Derived forms of vivify

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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