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Dictionary definition for: Vital

1. (s) urgently needed; absolutely necessary; "a critical element of the plan" "critical medical supplies" "vital for a healthy society" "of vital interest"

2. (s) performing an essential function in the living body; "vital organs" "blood and other vital fluids" "the loss of vital heat in shock" "a vital spot" "life-giving love and praise"

3. (s) full of spirit; "a dynamic full of life woman" "a vital and charismatic leader" "this whole lively world"

4. (s) manifesting or characteristic of life; "a vital, living organism" "vital signs"

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