1. The act of vivifying, or the state of being vivified; restoration of life; revival.
2. Physiol. One of the changes of assimilation, in which proteid matter which has been transformed, and made a part of the tissue or tissue cells, is endowed with life, and thus enabled to manifest the phenomena of irritability, contractility, etc.
3. Chem. The act or process of vivificating. [Obs.]
n 1: quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous
[syn: animation, spiritedness, invigoration, brio]
2: the activity of giving vitality and vigour to something
[syn: invigoration, animation]