viva-, vivi-, vivo-, viv-

(Latin: life, alive)

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
—Soren Kierkegaard
1. The production of a strong, or clear, impression on the senses.
2. The development of interest, variety, and intensity.
vivific (ajective), more vivific, most vivific

Scintillate, scintillate, globule vivific!

Fain would I fathom thy nature specific,

Distantly poised in the ether capacious,

Closely resembling a gem carbonaceous.

Twinkle, twinkle, little star!

How I wonder what you are,

Up above the world so high,

Like a diamond in the sky.

Giving life; reviving; enlivening.
vivificate (vi VIF uh cate") (verb), vivificates, vivificated; vivificating
1. To renew life; to reanimate; to revive: Right after the accident, Tom’s heart stopped beating, but the paramedic arrived in time and was able to immediately vivificate him.
2. Etymology: from Latin vivificare, "to make alive, to give life to, to restore to life".
vivification (s) (noun), vivications (pl)
1. Having the quality of being active, spirited, or alive and vigorous.
2. The act of being restored to life; revival.
3. Trimming of the surface layer of a wound to aid the union of tissues.
4. Transformation of protein through assimilation into the living matter of cellular organisms.
Able or tending to vivify, animate, or give life; vivifying.
vivifier (s) (noun), vivifiers (pl)
1. Someone, or something, that makes a situation more active or animated.
2. That which gives new life, or energy, to something.
vivify (verb), vivifies; vivified; vivifying
1. To cause someone, or something, to come to life: When Jane read a story to her daughter, she vivified the dialogs of the characters by speaking in a very animated manner.
2. To give liveliness to something: Tom and Susan tried to vivify their home by painting each room a different color.
3. To make more lively, intense, or striking; to enliven: Mrs. Smart wanted to vivify her English lessons in the 10th grade in Germany by inviting a native speaker in to talk about the life of teenagers in the U.S.
To make more lively or intense.
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The condition of being viviparous or the ability to produce living young rather than producing young by laying an egg, or eggs, and then having it/them hatch.
1. Giving birth to living offspring that develop within the mother's body.

Most mammals and some other animals are viviparous.

2. Giving birth to living young which develop within the maternal body; not hatched from external eggs.
3. Giving birth to living young, in distinction to oviparous, or egg-laying.
4. A description of a plant with seeds that germinate and develop into seedlings before being shed from the parent plant; such as, a mangrove.
Relating to having embryonic development which occurs entirely within the female reproductive tract.
Bringing forth live young which have developed inside the body of a parent.

Nourishment of the embryo is derived directly from the mother, and the young are released at birth.

Producing live young from the body.
A reproductive process in which the conceptus is sustained and nourished within the body of the maternal animal.
viviperception (s) (noun), viviperceptions (pl)
Observation of the vital processes in an organism without the aid of vivisection.

Related life, live-word units: anima-; bio-; -cole; vita-.