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Vital appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • One vital rep uses a base superlative, no?
  • Spare vital bases runts dim amidst nurses’ ablative raps.
  • Set a gyro-memorial flat, I verify; fire vital flair, O memory gates.
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Definition of the adjective vital

What does vital mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. urgently needed; absolutely necessary
    • examples: vital for a healthy society | of vital interest
    • synonym of vital: critical
    • similar: indispensable
  2. performing an essential function in the living body
    • examples: vital organs | blood and other vital fluids | the loss of vital heat in shock | a vital spot
    • synonym of vital: life-sustaining
    • similar: essential
  3. full of spirit; full of life
  4. manifesting or characteristic of life
    • examples: a vital, living organism | vital signs
    • similar: alive / live

Alternative definition of the adjective vital


  1. Relating to, or characteristic of life.
  2. Necessary to the continuation of life; being the seat of life; being that on which life depends.
  3. Invigorating or life-giving.
  4. Necessary to continued existence.
  5. Relating to the recording of life events.
  6. See Important.

Phrases with Vital

Phrases starting with the word Vital:

  1. Vital Air
  2. vital sign
  3. vital force
  4. vital organ
  5. Vital Signs
  6. vital capacity
  7. Vital Function
  8. vital principle
  9. Vital Statistic
  10. vital statistics

Phrases ending with the word Vital:

  1. élan vital
  2. elan vital


  1. Vital a.k.a. David Majzlin is a film composer. His film credits include Sunshine Cleaning and Asylum Seekers. Majzlin's music has appeared in Ugly Betty, CSI, The Cleaner, The Ghost Whisperer, Grey's Anatomy, The Tony Awards, CNN, Desperate Housewives, and 60 Minutes.
  2. Vital a.k.a. Geymond Vital was an actor.
    • also known as Vital-Geymond, Vital Geymond, Vital Gernard Geymond, Geymond-Vital
    • born on (116 years ago) in Pont-de-Claix
    • nationality: France
    • profession: Actor
    • died on (26 years ago) in Paris
    • read more about Geymond Vital (actor)

There are other people with Vital in their name, like Mor Vital, Not Vital, Alex Vital, Vital Dias, Edita Vital, Sandy Vital, Vital Assaba, Afrânio Vital, Kosanam Vital and many others.


Vital is a record label.


  1. "Vital" a.k.a. "Devotion" is a musical album of Anberlin.
  2. "Vital" is Van der Graaf Generator's first live album. Except for one-off reunions, it marked the end of Van der Graaf Generator as a band until their 2005 reunion. The album (on vinyl and, later, on CD) was credited under the truncated name Van der Graaf. It had the same line-up as on the previous year's The Quiet Zone/The Pleasure Dome (also credited to Van der Graaf), plus newcomer cellist Charles Dickie. Original saxophonist David Jackson re-joined the band for this recording.
  3. "Vital" is a musical album of Tamara Castro.
  4. "Vital" is a musical album of Izmore.
    • released on (7 years ago)


"Vital" is a Japanese film made in 2004. It was directed by Shinya Tsukamoto and stars Tadanobu Asano as Hiroshi Takagi, a man whose girlfriend dies and who loses his memory in a car accident.


VITAL is a suite of digital asset management products by VTLS based on the open source Fedora architecture.

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Vital

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Development (2005)

by Neil J. Salkind

The National Vital Statistics Reports are a series of reports published by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. The mission of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), the principal ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Crisis Management (2013)

by K. Bradley Penuel, Matt Statler, Ryan Hagen

Vital records are official records, usually maintained by state or county governments, of major life events. They include birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, certificates of adoption, and closely related legal decrees. The term is ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Health and Behavior (2004)

by Norman B. Anderson

VITAL. EXHAUSTION. Vital exhaustion is a psychosocial risk indicator for adverse cardiovascular health outcomes, including myocardial infarction and recurrent cardiac events following percutaneous ...

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Quotes about Vital

Water is the most neglected nutrient in your diet but one of the most vital. (Kelly Barton)
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Scrabble value of V4I1T1A1L1

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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