vitality

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

vital +‎ -ity, from Middle French vitalité, from Latin vitalitas (vital force, life), from vitalis (vital); see vital.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /vaɪˈtælɪti/, /vaɪˈtæləti/, (now rare) /vɪ-/[1]
    • (file)

Noun[edit]

vitality (countable and uncountable, plural vitalities)

  1. The capacity to live and develop.
  2. Energy or vigour.
  3. That which distinguishes living from nonliving things; life, animateness.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Jespersen, Otto (1909) A Modern English Grammar on Historical Principles (Germanischer Elementar- und Handbücher; 9)‎[1], volume I: Sounds and Spellings, London: George Allen & Unwin, published 1961, § 4.86, page 145.

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