vitalize

verb
vi·​tal·​ize | \ˈvī-tə-ˌlīz \
vitalized; vitalizing

Definition of vitalize 

transitive verb

: to endow with vitality : animate

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Other Words from vitalize

vitalization \ˌvī-​tə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən \ noun

Examples of vitalize in a Sentence

a hearty lunch and a long nap afterwards vitalized him again

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Camel’s milk is luminescent, as though lit from within, and salty as lassi and immediately vitalizing. Vogue, "Exploring the Wild World of Milk Alternatives," 15 Dec. 2017 He’s done so by vitalizing live performance in a place where, as Gartell tells it, musicians have been overshadowed by DJs since the dawn of disco, and cobbled until recently by strict restrictions on playing live music in bars and restaurants. Judy Cantor-navas, Billboard, "Formentera Jazz Festival: A Gathering of Good Vibes on a Small Mediterranean Island," 13 June 2017

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First Known Use of vitalize

1678, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of vitalize was in 1678

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vitalize

verb

English Language Learners Definition of vitalize

: to give life or energy to (something)

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