vivification


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viv·i·fy

 (vĭv′ə-fī′)
tr.v. viv·i·fied, viv·i·fy·ing, viv·i·fies
1. To give or bring life to; animate: vivify a puppet; vivifying the brown grasslands.
2. To make more lively, intense, or striking; enliven: A smile may vivify a face.

[Middle English vivifien, from Old French vivifier, from Late Latin vīvificāre : Latin vīvus, alive; see gwei- in Indo-European roots + Latin -ficāre, -fy.]

viv′i·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
viv′i·fi′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vivification - quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorousvivification - quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous
chirpiness - cheerful and lively
sprightliness, liveliness, spirit, life - animation and energy in action or expression; "it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it"
activeness, activity - the trait of being active; moving or acting rapidly and energetically; "the level of activity declines with age"
2.vivification - the activity of giving vitality and vigour to somethingvivification - the activity of giving vitality and vigour to something
activating, energizing, activation - the activity of causing to have energy and be active
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At its present point of vivification, the scarecrow reminds me of some of the lukewarm and abortive characters, composed of heterogeneous materials, used for the thousandth time, and never worth using, with which romance writers (and myself, no doubt, among the rest) have so overpeopled the world of fiction.
As this aim is formulated in one of his essays, "[t]he crisis in the art of the word is the widowhood of the poet who has lost the Psyche who was once alive in the word, who has lost the inner form of the word; it is a yearning for its renewal, vivification, transfiguration.
He affirms the Pentecostal resolve to "adhere to perceived fundamentals of the faith" and asserts that "Pentecostals do not seek a radical departure from their inherited theology but, rather, its vivification.
from a rather propositional to a more dynamic understanding of revelation that sees revelation as the communication of God's life-reality to his church, a reality that encompasses cognitive aspects while remaining continuously in need of vivification in order to become a powerful expression of God's image in every new historical context.
Instead, they function as markers of liminality, rather like the short fictions of Mansfield and Woolf which ruminate on the stilling of the subject by death, and the vivification of the insensate.
Vivification of the own-race maintenance idea as manifested in the African personality construct might be helpful.
By establishing singular existence as a real object of investigation, Nicholas had significantly conduced to the empirical touch with the world manifested in the vivification of physical and mathematical sciences of the period (Flasch 2008b: 146, Beierwaltes 2004:360ff.
While the fantastical mechanical creatures obviously provided Harryhausen and his directors with an opportunity to dazzle viewers with state-of-the art special effects, the most common statuary vivification effects were achieved by simple mechanical or double exposure techniques, and represented the embodiment of a statue or icon by a deity--a deus ex machina of sorts.
96) Once again, this Christendom is not the destruction of the fruits of modern culture, but their vivification by the spiritual dynamism of Christianity.