transitive verb
vi·​vif·​i·​cate | \ vīˈvifəˌkāt\

Definition of vivificate

: to give life to : animate, revive, vivify God vivificates and actuates the whole world— Henry More

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History and Etymology for vivificate

Middle English vivificaten, from Late Latin vivificatus, past participle of vivificare, from Latin vivificus

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a strong desire or propensity

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