Vivificate
Vivificate Vi*vif"i*cate, v. t. [L. vivificatus, p. p. vivificare. See {Vivify}.] 1. To give life to; to animate; to revive; to vivify. [R.] [1913 Webster]

God vivificates and actuates the whole world. --Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster]

2. (Chem.) To bring back a metal to the metallic form, as from an oxide or solution; to reduce. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]


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  • vivificate — vi·vif·i·cate …   English syllables

  • vivificate — vīˈvifəˌkāt transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: Middle English vivificaten, from Late Latin vivificatus, past participle of vivificare, from Latin vivificus : to give life to : animate, revive, vivify God vivificates and actuates the whole… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Revivificate — Re vi*vif i*cate, v. t. [Pref. re + vivificate: cf. L. revivificare, revivificatum. Cf. {Revivify}.] To revive; to recall or restore to life. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vivified — Vivify Viv i*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Vivified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Vivifying}.] [F. vivifier, L. vivificare. See {Vivid}, { fy}; cf. {Vivificate}.] To endue with life; to make to be living; to quicken; to animate. [1913 Webster] Sitting on eggs… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vivify — Viv i*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Vivified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Vivifying}.] [F. vivifier, L. vivificare. See {Vivid}, { fy}; cf. {Vivificate}.] To endue with life; to make to be living; to quicken; to animate. [1913 Webster] Sitting on eggs doth… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Vivifying — Vivify Viv i*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Vivified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Vivifying}.] [F. vivifier, L. vivificare. See {Vivid}, { fy}; cf. {Vivificate}.] To endue with life; to make to be living; to quicken; to animate. [1913 Webster] Sitting on eggs… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vivify — vivification, n. vivifier, n. /viv euh fuy /, v.t., vivified, vivifying. 1. to give life to; animate; quicken. 2. to enliven; brighten; sharpen. [1535 45; alter. (with FY for ficate) of late ME vivificate < L vivificatus (ptp. of vivificare). See …   Universalium

  • vivificarsi — vi·vi·fi·càr·si v.pronom.intr. (io mi vivìfico) CO 1. rinvigorirsi: le piante si sono vivificate con la pioggia; anche fig.: la mente si vivifica con lo studio Contrari: svigorirsi. 2a. divenire più vivace e interessante: il dibattito si è… …   Dizionario italiano

  • Life — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Life >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 life life vitality viability Sgm: N 1 animation animation Sgm: N 1 vital spark vital spark vital flame soul spirit GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • vivify — (v.) 1590s, from O.Fr. vivifier (12c.), from L.L. vivificare make alive, restore to life, from vivificus enlivening, from L. vivus alive (see VIVID (Cf. vivid)) + root of facere to make (see FACTITIOUS (Cf. factitious)) …   Etymology dictionary

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