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vigor


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Vigor  \Vig"or\,  v.  t. 
  To  invigorate.  [Obs.]  --Feltham. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Vigor  \Vig"or\,  n.  [OE.  vigour,  vigor,  OF  vigor,  vigur,  vigour, 
  F.  vigueur  fr  L.  vigor,  fr  vigere  to  be  lively  or  strong. 
  See  {Vegetable},  {Vigil}.] 
  1.  Active  strength  or  force  of  body  or  mind;  capacity  for 
  exertion,  physically,  intellectually,  or  morally;  force; 
  energy. 
 
  The  vigor  of  this  arm  was  never  vain.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  Strength  or  force  in  animal  or  force  in  animal  or 
  vegetable  nature  or  action  as  a  plant  grows  with  vigor. 
 
  3.  Strength;  efficacy;  potency. 
 
  But  in  the  fruithful  earth  .  .  .  His  beams,  unactive 
  else,  their  vigor  find  --Milton. 
 
  Note:  Vigor  and  its  derivatives  commonly  imply  active 
  strength,  or  the  power  of  action  and  exertion,  in 
  distinction  from  passive  strength,  or  strength  to 
  endure. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  vigor 
  n  1:  an  exertion  of  force;  "he  plays  tennis  with  great  energy" 
  [syn:  {energy},  {vigour}] 
  2:  active  strength  of  body  or  mind  [syn:  {vigour}] 
  3:  an  imaginative  lively  style  (especially  style  of  writing); 
  "his  writing  conveys  great  energy"  [syn:  {energy},  {vigour}, 
  {vim}] 




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