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 for vivification
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Vivification \Viv`i*fi*ca"tion\, n. [L. vivificatio: cf.
     vivification.]
     1. The act of vivifying, or the state of being vivified;
        restoration of life; revival. --Bacon.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Chem.) The act or process of vivificating. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  vivification
      n 1: quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous
           [syn: animation, spiritedness, invigoration, brio,
           vivification]
      2: the activity of giving vitality and vigour to something [syn:
         vivification, invigoration, animation]

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