vivification


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vivification \Viv`i*fi*ca"tion\, n. [L. vivificatio: cf.
   vivification.]
   1. The act of vivifying, or the state of being vivified;
      restoration of life; revival. --Bacon.
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   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. --McKendrick.
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   3. (Chem.) The act or process of vivificating. [Obs.]
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