Vivificate

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Vivificate (Chem) To bring back a metal to the metallic form, as from an oxide or solution; to reduce.
    • Vivificate To give life to; to animate; to revive; to vivify. "God vivificates and actuates the whole world."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • vivificate To give life to; animate; vivify.
    • vivificate In old chemistry, to restore or reduce to the natural state or to the metallic state, as a substance from a solution or a metal from an oxid; revive.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. vivificatus, p. p. vivificare,. See Vivify

Usage

In literature:

Still, it was but a pencil sketch, and wanted the vivification of color.
"Under the Redwoods" by Bret Harte
Does this not look like a vivification of a fossil seed?
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
But most of all is the regular progress of vivification visible in the dialogue.
"The English Novel" by George Saintsbury
Every other description of food was in the same state of transition into vivification.
"Rattlin the Reefer" by Edward Howard
Then came the atomic vivification, the heat and motion, which appeared in the developments which we have seen taking form.
"Aladdin & Co." by Herbert Quick
As his quantity was immense, so his quality was vivific.
"French Classics" by William Cleaver Wilkinson
Its vivification, among them also, constituted the act of creation.
"Ophiolatreia" by Anonymous
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