vi·tal adj \ˈvīt-əl\
a : existing as a manifestation of life b : concerned with or necessary to the maintenance of life <vital organs> <blood and other vital fluids>
: characteristic of life or living beings <vital activities>
: recording data relating to lives <vital records>
: of, relating to, or constituting the staining of living tissues
—vi·tal·ly \-əl-ē\ adverb
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