vivify

[viv-uh-fahy]
verb (used with object), vivified, vivifying.
1.
to give life to; animate; quicken.
2.
to enliven; brighten; sharpen.

Origin:
1535–45; alteration (with -fy for -ficate) of late Middle English vivificate < Latin vīvificātus (past participle of vīvificāre). See vivi-, -ficate

vivification, noun
vivifier, noun
unvivified, adjective
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vivify (ˈvɪvɪˌfaɪ)
 
vb , -fies, -fying, -fied
1.  to bring to life; animate
2.  to make more vivid or striking
 
[C16: from Late Latin vīvificāre, from Latin vīvus alive + facere to make]
 
vivification
 
n
 
'vivifier
 
n

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vivify
1590s, from O.Fr. vivifier (12c.), from L.L. vivificare "make alive, restore to life," from vivificus "enlivening," from L. vivus "alive" (see vivid) + root of facere "to make" (see factitious). Vivificate in same sense is recorded from early 15c.
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Example sentences
Portraits by itinerant artists vivify a genre that was scuttled by the invention of photography.
It lays golden eggs by the bucketful every day and then weaves golden coins about them to warm and vivify them.
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