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vivify

[viv-uh-fahy] /ˈvɪv əˌfaɪ/
verb (used with object), vivified, vivifying.
1.
to give life to; animate; quicken.
2.
to enliven; brighten; sharpen.
Origin
late Middle English
1535-1545
1535-45; alteration (with -fy for -ficate) of late Middle English vivificate < Latin vīvificātus (past participle of vīvificāre). See vivi-, -ficate
Related forms
vivification, noun
vivifier, noun
unvivified, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for vivifier

vivify

/ˈvɪvɪˌfaɪ/
verb (transitive) -fies, -fying, -fied
1.
to bring to life; animate
2.
to make more vivid or striking
Derived Forms
vivification (ˌvɪvɪfɪ'keɪʃən) noun
vivifier, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Late Latin vīvificāre, from Latin vīvus alive + facere to make
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Word Origin and History for vivifier

vivify

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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