vivification

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n vivification the activity of giving vitality and vigour to something
    • n vivification quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Vivification (Physiol) One of the changes of assimilation, in which proteid matter which has been transformed, and made a part of the tissue or tissue cells, is endowed with life, and thus enabled to manifest the phenomena of irritability, contractility, etc.
    • Vivification The act of vivifying, or the state of being vivified; restoration of life; revival.
    • Vivification (Chem) The act or process of vivificating.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n vivification The act of vivifying, or the state of being vivified; the act of giving life; revival.
    • n vivification In physiology, the transformation of proteid matter into living tissue, occurring as the final stage of assimilation.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. vivificatio,: cf. vivification,

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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