Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Naturally lacking in vital power or energy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Imperfectly vitalized; having naturally but little vital power or energy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Deficient in vitality; not normally vital.

Etymologies

sub- +‎ vitalized (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The upper jaw at the same time fails to expand laterally: in vigorous organisms it spreads out boldly, and the teeth stand square and with space enough; whereas in subvitalized persons it remains narrow, as in the child, so that the large front teeth are crowded, or slanted forward, or thrown out of line.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 69, July, 1863

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