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fathom fathom
/ˈfæ ðəm /

V

  • vital vital  /ˈvaɪ təl/ ?  urgently needed; absolutely necessary

    vital meaning(s) 

    1. (adj) urgently needed; absolutely necessary
    2. (adj) performing an essential function in the living body
    3. (adj) full of spirit
    4. (adj) manifesting or characteristic of life

    Synonym(s)

    vital usage(s)

    1. His level of hemoglobin--the vital, oxygen-carrying compound in his red cells--had plummeted from a normal reading of 13 to an ominous 1.
    2. Interrogators had Corpsman check the detainee's vital signs.
  • vital capacity vital capacity  the maximum amount of air that can be exhaled after a maximum inhalation…
  • vital force vital force  (biology) a hypothetical force (not physical or chemical) once thought by…
  • vital organ vital organ  a bodily organ that is essential for life
  • vital principle vital principle  a hypothetical force to which the functions and qualities peculiar…
  • vital sign vital sign  sign of life; usually an indicator of a person's general physical condition
  • vital statistics vital statistics  data relating to births and deaths and health and diseases and marriages
  • vitalisation vitalisation  the state of being vitalized and filled with life
  • vitalise vitalise  give life to
  • vitaliser vitaliser  someone who imparts energy and vitality and spirit to other people
  • vitalism vitalism  (philosophy) a doctrine that life is a vital principle distinct from physics and…
  • vitalist vitalist  one who believes in vitalism
  • vitality vitality  /vaɪ ˈtæ lə ti/ ?  an energetic style
  • vitalization vitalization  the state of being vitalized and filled with life
  • vitalize vitalize  /ˈvaɪ tə laɪz/ ?  give life to
  • vitalizer vitalizer  someone who imparts energy and vitality and spirit to other people
  • vitalizing vitalizing  giving or having the power to give life and spirit
  • vitally vitally  /ˈvaɪ tə li/ ?  to a vital degree
  • vitalness vitalness  the quality possessed by something that you cannot possibly do without
  • vitals vitals  /ˈvaɪ tlz/ ?  a bodily organ that is essential for life
  • vitamin vitamin  /ˈvaɪ tə mən/ ?  any of a group of organic substances essential in small quantities to…
  • vitamin a vitamin a  any of several fat-soluble vitamins essential for normal vision; prevents night…
  • vitamin a1 vitamin a1  an unsaturated alcohol that occurs in marine fish-liver oils and is synthesized…
  • vitamin a2 vitamin a2  a viscous alcohol that is less active in mammals than is vitamin A1
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