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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Vivification \Viv`i*fi*ca"tion\, n. [L. vivificatio: cf.
1. The act of vivifying, or the state of being vivified;
restoration of life; revival. --Bacon.
2. (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. --McKendrick.
3. (Chem.) The act or process of vivificating. [Obs.]
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous
[syn: animation, spiritedness, invigoration, brio,
2: the activity of giving vitality and vigour to something [syn:
vivification, invigoration, animation]
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