vitality

Are you full of life? Vigorous and energetic? Lucky you. You have vitality, the state of being strong and in great health.

Vitality also has the general meaning of "life force," as in the mysterious power that separates the living from the dead. The phrase "vital organs" comes from vitality, meaning a person's inner organs most essential to life. Abstract things can also have vitality, as in "the vitality of the state" or the vitality of Broadway Theater."

Definitions of vitality
  1. noun
    the property of being able to survive and grow
    “the vitality of a seed”
    synonyms: animation
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    type of:
    aliveness, animateness, liveness
    the property of being animated; having animal life as distinguished from plant life
  2. noun
    a healthy capacity for vigorous activity
    synonyms: energy, vim
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    types:
    juice
    energetic vitality
    ch'i, chi, ki, qi
    the circulating life energy that in Chinese philosophy is thought to be inherent in all things; in traditional Chinese medicine the balance of negative and positive forms in the body is believed to be essential for good health
    type of:
    good health, healthiness
    the state of being vigorous and free from bodily or mental disease
  3. noun
    an energetic style
    synonyms: verve
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    light, spark, sparkle, twinkle
    merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance
    type of:
    energy, muscularity, vigor, vigour, vim
    an imaginative lively style (especially style of writing)
  4. noun
    (biology) a hypothetical force (not physical or chemical) once thought by Henri Bergson to cause the evolution and development of organisms
    synonyms: elan vital, life force, vital force
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    type of:
    force
    (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
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