from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of vivifying, or the state of being vivified; the act of giving life; revival.
  • noun In physiology, the transformation of proteid matter into living tissue, occurring as the final stage of assimilation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of vivifying, or the state of being vivified; restoration of life; revival.
  • noun (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.
  • noun (Chem.), obsolete The act or process of vivificating.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The giving of life; vitalization; animation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the activity of giving vitality and vigour to something
  • noun quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous


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Latin vivificare


  • Indeed, when we have gone as far as we please in denouncing shams, ridiculing men in buff-jerkins, and the whole Wardour Street business of gimcrack and Brummagem antiquities, it still remains true that Scott's great service was what we may call the vivification of history.

    Hours in a Library, Volume I. (of III.)

  • And because there is in it a communication of a new spiritual life, it is called a "vivification" or "quickening," with respect unto the state wherein all men are before this work is wrought in them and on them,


  • Here again that process of "vivification," which has been so often dwelt on, makes an astonishing progress -- the blood and colour of the novel, which distinguish it from the more statuesque narrative, are supplied, if indirectly yet sufficiently and, in comparison with previous examples, amply.

    The English Novel

  • In the same way we should examine the hatching of eggs, in which we might easily observe the whole process of vivification and organization, and see what parts proceed from the yolk and what from the white of the egg, and so forth.

    The New Organon

  • Intriguingly, the current neo-liberal rhetoric of globalization amounts to a re-vivification of a position rendered temporarily obsolete by the early nineteenth century.


  • Learning, as Socrates tries to demonstrate in his conversation with the slave-boy, is nothing but a vivification of the ideas innately present in the human mind at birth.

    The Angels and Us

  • This is its renovation as it is a rational, vital faculty; and of this vivification see before.


  • Scripture, on several accounts, variously expresseth; sometimes by regeneration, or a new birth; sometimes by conversion, or turning unto God; sometimes by vivification, or quickening from the dead; sometimes from illumination, or opening the eyes of the blind; — all which are carried on by sanctification in holiness, and attended with justification and adoption.

    A Brief Instruction in the Worship of God

  • So sanctification, mortification, vivification, and the like, do all denote a real internal work on the subject spoken of.

    The Doctrine of Justification by Faith

  • For mortification and vivification, which, as integral parts, contain the whole of regeneration, are completed in us by our participation of the death and resurrection of Christ.

    The Works of James Arminius, Vol. 2


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