Definitions

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  • v. To give life to; to animate.
  • v. To bring back a metal to the metallic form, as from oxide or solution; to reduce.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To give life to; to animate; to revive; to vivify.
  • transitive v. To bring back a metal to the metallic form, as from an oxide or solution; to reduce.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To give life to; animate; vivify.
  • 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.

Etymologies

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Latin vivificatus, past participle vivificare. See vivify.

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