vi·​tal·​ize ˈvī-tə-ˌlīz How to pronounce vitalize (audio)
vitalized; vitalizing

transitive verb

: to endow with vitality : animate
vitalization noun

Examples of vitalize in a Sentence

a hearty lunch and a long nap afterwards vitalized him again
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Word History

First Known Use

1678, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vitalize was in 1678

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“Vitalize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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vi·​tal·​ize ˈvīt-ᵊl-ˌīz How to pronounce vitalize (audio)
vitalized; vitalizing
: to give vitality to
the good news vitalized his supporters
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