vig|or


vig|or
vig|or «VIHG uhr», noun.
1. a) active physical strength or force; flourishing physical condition: »

A brief rest restored the traveler's vigor.

b) the time or condition of greatest activity or strength, especially in the life of a person; healthy energy or power: »

The vigor of a person's body lessens as he grows old.

2. Figurative. mental activity, energy, or power; moral strength or force: »

the vigor of a personality. The principal argued with vigor that the new school should have a library.

3. Figurative. a powerful or active force of conditions, qualities, or agencies; intensity of effect, especially in artistic or literary works: »

A succinct style lends vigor to writing.

4. a) strong or energetic action, especially in administration or government. b) the use or exercise of power and action by a ruler or government official.
5. Figurative. legal or binding force; validity: »

a law in full vigor.

Also, especially British, vigour.
[< Anglo-French vigour, learned borrowing from Latin vigor, -ōris < vigēre be lively, thrive]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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