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vitalize

[vahyt-l-ahyz] /ˈvaɪt lˌaɪz/
verb (used with object), vitalized, vitalizing.
1.
to give life to; make vital.
2.
to give vitality or vigor to; animate.
Also, especially British, vitalise.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; vital + -ize
Related forms
vitalization, noun
vitalizer, noun
hypervitalization, noun
hypervitalize, verb (used with object), hypervitalized, hypervitalizing.
nonvitalized, adjective
subvitalization, noun
subvitalized, adjective
undervitalized, adjective
unvitalized, adjective
unvitalizing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for vitalizing

vitalize

/ˈvaɪtəˌlaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to make vital, living, or alive; endow with life or vigour
Derived Forms
vitalization, vitalisation, noun
vitalizer, vitaliser, noun
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Word Origin and History for vitalizing

vitalize

v.

1670s, "to give life to," from vital + -ize. Figurative sense by 1805. Related: Vitalized; vitalizing.

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