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

Definition of vitalize

transitive verb

: to endow with vitality : animate

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vitalization \ ˌvī-​tə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce vitalization (audio) \ 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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English Language Learners Definition of vitalize

chiefly US : to give life or energy to (something)

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