vital+principle

  • 1Vital principle — Vital Vi tal, a. [F., fr. L. vitalis, fr. vita life; akin to vivere to live. See {Vivid}.] 1. Belonging or relating to life, either animal or vegetable; as, vital energies; vital functions; vital actions. [1913 Webster] 2. Contributing to life;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2vital principle — index gist (substance) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3vital principle — noun a hypothetical force to which the functions and qualities peculiar to living things are sometimes ascribed • Syn: ↑life principle • Hypernyms: ↑causal agent, ↑cause, ↑causal agency • Hyponyms: ↑spirit * * * …

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  • 4vital principle — source of life, life force …

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  • 5Vital — Vi tal, a. [F., fr. L. vitalis, fr. vita life; akin to vivere to live. See {Vivid}.] 1. Belonging or relating to life, either animal or vegetable; as, vital energies; vital functions; vital actions. [1913 Webster] 2. Contributing to life;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6Vital air — Vital Vi tal, a. [F., fr. L. vitalis, fr. vita life; akin to vivere to live. See {Vivid}.] 1. Belonging or relating to life, either animal or vegetable; as, vital energies; vital functions; vital actions. [1913 Webster] 2. Contributing to life;… …

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  • 7Vital capacity — Vital Vi tal, a. [F., fr. L. vitalis, fr. vita life; akin to vivere to live. See {Vivid}.] 1. Belonging or relating to life, either animal or vegetable; as, vital energies; vital functions; vital actions. [1913 Webster] 2. Contributing to life;… …

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  • 8Vital force — Vital Vi tal, a. [F., fr. L. vitalis, fr. vita life; akin to vivere to live. See {Vivid}.] 1. Belonging or relating to life, either animal or vegetable; as, vital energies; vital functions; vital actions. [1913 Webster] 2. Contributing to life;… …

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  • 9Vital functions — Vital Vi tal, a. [F., fr. L. vitalis, fr. vita life; akin to vivere to live. See {Vivid}.] 1. Belonging or relating to life, either animal or vegetable; as, vital energies; vital functions; vital actions. [1913 Webster] 2. Contributing to life;… …

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  • 10Vital statistics — Vital Vi tal, a. [F., fr. L. vitalis, fr. vita life; akin to vivere to live. See {Vivid}.] 1. Belonging or relating to life, either animal or vegetable; as, vital energies; vital functions; vital actions. [1913 Webster] 2. Contributing to life;… …

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  • 11Vital tripod — Vital Vi tal, a. [F., fr. L. vitalis, fr. vita life; akin to vivere to live. See {Vivid}.] 1. Belonging or relating to life, either animal or vegetable; as, vital energies; vital functions; vital actions. [1913 Webster] 2. Contributing to life;… …

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  • 12Vital vessels — Vital Vi tal, a. [F., fr. L. vitalis, fr. vita life; akin to vivere to live. See {Vivid}.] 1. Belonging or relating to life, either animal or vegetable; as, vital energies; vital functions; vital actions. [1913 Webster] 2. Contributing to life;… …

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  • 13vital force — n. 1. a basic force or principle regarded as the source and cause of life in living organisms: see VITALISM 2. ÉLAN VITAL: Also called vital principle …

    English World dictionary

  • 14vital — adj. & n. adj. 1 of, concerned with, or essential to organic life (vital functions). 2 essential to the existence of a thing or to the matter in hand (a vital question; secrecy is vital). 3 full of life or activity. 4 affecting life. 5 fatal to… …

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  • 15vital force — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The vital principle or animating force within living beings: breath, divine spark, élan vital, life force, psyche, soul, spirit, vitality. See BODY …

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  • 16vital force — the force that animates and perpetuates living beings and organisms. Also called vital principle. * * * …

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