HyperDic: vital

English > 4 senses of the word vital:
ADJECTIVEallvital, criticalurgently needed
allvital, life-sustainingperforming an essential function in the living body
allvital, livelyfull of spirit
allvitalmanifesting or characteristic of life
vital > pronunciation
Soundsvay'tahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > vital: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningurgently needed; absolutely necessary.
Examples
  • "vital for a healthy society"
  • "of vital interest"
Synonymcritical
Broaderindispensablenot to be dispensed with
Spanishcrítico, elemental, esencial, fundamental, indispensable, primordial, vital
Catalanelemental, essencial, fonamental, indispensable, primordial
Nounsvitalnessthe quality possessed by something that you cannot possibly do without
English > vital: 4 senses > adjective 2
MeaningPerforming an essential function in the living body.
Examples
  • "vital organs"
  • "blood and other vital fluids"
  • "the loss of vital heat in shock"
  • "a vital spot"
Synonymlife-sustaining
BroaderessentialBasic and fundamental
Spanishvital
Catalanvital
Nounsvitality(biology) a hypothetical force (not physical or chemical) once thought by Henri Bergson to cause the evolution and development of organisms
vitalnessthe quality of being essential to maintain life
vitalnessthe quality possessed by something that you cannot possibly do without
Adverbsvitallyto a vital degree
English > vital: 4 senses > adjective 3
MeaningFull of spirit.
Example "a vital and charismatic leader"
Synonymlively
Broaderanimated, aliveHaving life or vigor or spirit
Spanishenérgico, vital
Catalanenèrgic, vital
Nounsvitalitythe property of being able to survive and grow
vitalityan energetic / energetic style
vitalitya healthy capacity for vigorous activity
Verbsvitalizemake more lively or vigorous
English > vital: 4 senses > adjective 4
Meaningmanifesting or characteristic of life.
Examples
  • "a vital, living organism"
  • "vital signs"
Broaderalive, livepossessing life
Spanishvital
Catalanvital
Nounsvitalitythe property of being able to survive and grow
vitalnessthe quality of being essential to maintain life
Verbsvitalizegive life to

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