noun, plural vitalities.
exuberant physical strength or mental vigor: a person of great vitality.
capacity for survival or for the continuation of a meaningful or purposeful existence: the vitality of an institution.
power to live or grow: the vitality of a language.
vital force or principle.

1585–95; < Latin vītālitās, equivalent to vītāli(s) vital + -tās- -ty2

nonvitality, noun
supervitality, noun Unabridged
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vitality (vaɪˈtælɪtɪ)
n , pl -ties
1.  physical or mental vigour, energy, etc
2.  the power or ability to continue in existence, live, or grow: the vitality of a movement
3.  a less common name for vital force

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Word Origin & History

1590s, from L. vitalitas, from vitalis "pertaining to life" (see vital).
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Medical Dictionary

vitality vi·tal·i·ty (vī-tāl'ĭ-tē)

  1. The capacity to live, grow, or develop.

  2. Physical or intellectual vigor; energy.

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Example sentences
His paintings are a bright profusion of energy and vitality, many of them laced
  with humor and irony.
Their red barns, silver silos and white fences have brought vitality into local
The bustling crowds and clicking cameras can detract from the serenity, but
  they also fill the complex with vitality and color.
The risk then is that the scrappiness of the company would go away, the
  vitality would go away.
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