strengthening (part of speech: verb)
- The Madonna is vivifying; the Child is nearer childhood; we can believe that here are veins with blood in them. - "A Wanderer in Florence", E. V. Lucas.
- By the time she had bathed and dressed, however, she felt better able to face the day with a cheerful spirit, and the sun, streaming in through the diamond panes of her window, added a last vivifying touch and finally sent her downstairs on the best of terms with herself and the world at large. - "The Splendid Folly", Margaret Pedler.
- Memmius, as we learn from Cicero, their Greek tastes fostered an affected indifference to their own nationality, yet on the best minds, such as those of Cicero himself, Lucretius, and Catullus, this intimate contact with Greek genius acted with a vivifying power by calling forth the native genius of Italy. - "The Roman Poets of the Augustan Age: Virgil", W. Y. Sellar.