vivifying


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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.
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vivifying

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vivifying

a. vivificador, vivificante.
References in classic literature ?
The air had not been renewed for forty-eight hours, and its vivifying qualities were considerably enfeebled.
We had plenty of oxygen; all this water contained a considerable quantity, and by dissolving it with our powerful piles, it would restore the vivifying fluid.
If I say, that in any creature breathing is only a function indispensable to vitality, inasmuch as it withdraws from the air a certain element, which being subsequently brought into contact with the blood imparts to the blood its vivifying principle, I do not think I shall err; though I may possibly use some superfluous scientific words.
Every breath of Porthos, thus vivifying the match, sent towards this heap of bodies a phosphorescent aura, mingled with streaks of purple.
But, happily for us, my brethren, the fountain of divine love flows from a source too pure to admit of pollution in its course; it extends, to those who drink of its vivifying waters, the peace of the righteous, and life everlasting; it endures through all time, and it pervades creation.
On the other hand, his usual method, the remarkable imaginative re-creation and vivifying of a host of minute details, makes of the fictitious 'Journal of the Plague Year' (1666) a piece of virtual history.
And the tradesmen who stared after me from their lonely shops--the trees that drooped helpless in their arid exile of unfinished crescents and squares--the dead house- carcasses that waited in vain for the vivifying human element to animate them with the breath of life--every creature that I saw, every object that I passed, seemed to answer with one accord: The deserts of Arabia are innocent of our civilised desolation--the ruins of Palestine are incapable of our modern gloom!
To many, Lewis personified 'physical' and 'slapstick' comedy, his signature 'goon face' and expression of cretinous befuddlement vivifying a long-gone era when over-the-top comedy was king.
The students of PISJ-ES have been vivifying the appellation of the country in the entire world since its establishment.
Johnson's work is vivifying, encouraging not only Christian thoughtfulness but also reverence toward the ecosystem on its behalf.
He aims to work out a vivid and vivifying notion of eschatology grounded at once in the experience (religious, cultural, and social), historical context, and insights of early Christians and in service to the experience (i.
Hence, this long overdue thirty-year survey of thirty-three sculptures and paintings (the former rather carry the day) must be regarded as a vivifying corrective to the unwarranted quiet surrounding works so conspicuous by their wit, craft, and serious import.