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How Do You Spell VITAL?

Correct spelling for the English word "vital" is [v_ˈaɪ_t_əl], [vˈa͡ɪtə͡l], [vˈa‍ɪtə‍l]] (IPA phonetic alphabet).

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Definition of VITAL

  1. v[=i]'tal, adj. belonging or contributing to life: containing or necessary to life: important as life: essential.--n. V[=I]TALIS[=A]'TION.--v.t. V[=I]'TALISE, to make vital or alive: to give life to or furnish with the vital principle.--ns. V[=I]'TALISM, the doctrine that there is a vital principle distinct from the organisation of living bodies, which directs all their actions and functions; V[=I]'TALIST, one who holds this doctrine.--adj. V[=I]TALIS'TIC.--n. V[=I]TAL'ITY, quality of being vital: principle or power of life: capacity to endure and flourish.--adv. V[=I]'TALLY.--n.pl. V[=I]'TALS, the interior organs essential for life: the part of any whole necessary for its existence.--n. V[=I]T[=A]'TIVENESS (phrenol.), the love of life, a faculty assigned to a protuberance under the ear.--VITAL FORCE, the principle of life in animals and plants; VITAL FUNCTIONS, power, ability to continue living; VITAL PRINCIPLE, that principle on which the life of an organism is thought to depend; VITAL STATISTICS, a division of statistics dealing with the facts and problems concerning population. [L. vitalis--vita, life--viv[)e]re, to live; cog. with Gr. bios, life.]

Common Misspellings for VITAL

Below is the list of 405 misspellings for the word "vital".

Usage Examples for VITAL

  1. But the vital flame, although very low, was still burning. - "The Intriguers" by William Le Queux
  2. The heat thus produced is known as animal or vital heat. - "A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
  3. Jean was much concerned over the wound, even though it did not reach any vital organ. - "Jean of the Lazy A" by B. M. Bower
  4. Assuredly there is little to be gained by " having a good talk" with a man about his drinking; such matters are too vital to be settled by talking. - "Look Back on Happiness" by Knut Hamsun
  5. And all at once he realised how terribly in earnest he had become; how deeply involved; how vital this young girl had become to him. - "The Dark Star" by Robert W. Chambers
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