From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Vivify \Viv"i*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Vivified; p. pr. & vb.
   n. Vivifying.] [F. vivifier, L. vivificare. See Vivid,
   -fy; cf. Vivificate.]
   To endue with life; to make to be living; to quicken; to
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         Sitting on eggs doth vivify, not nourish. --Bacon.
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