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Definition 1: manifesting or characteristic of life - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where vital or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a vital, living organism
  • vital signs

(vital is similar to ...) possessing life

"the happiest person alive" "the nerve is alive" "doctors are working hard to keep him alive" "burned alive" "a live canary"

Definition 2: full of spirit; full of life - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where vital or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a dynamic full of life woman
  • a vital and charismatic leader
  • this whole lively world

Synonyms for vital in the sense of this definition

(vital is similar to ...) having life or vigor or spirit

"an animated and expressive face" "animated conversation" "became very animated when he heard the good news"

Definition 3: performing an essential function in the living body - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where vital or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • vital organs
  • blood and other vital fluids
  • the loss of vital heat in shock
  • a vital spot
  • life-giving love and praise

Synonyms for vital in the sense of this definition

(vital is similar to ...) basic and fundamental

"the essential feature"

Definition 4: urgently needed; absolutely necessary - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where vital or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a critical element of the plan
  • critical medical supplies
  • vital for a healthy society
  • of vital interest

Synonyms for vital in the sense of this definition

(vital is similar to ...) not to be dispensed with; essential

"foods indispensable to good nutrition"

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