Adjective "vital" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Absolutely necessary; essential.
  1. 'it is vital that the system is regularly maintained'
  2. 'They say a new school is absolutely vital to the town and that if it is not delivered that well over 100 pupils may be turned away from primary schools in as little as three years time.'
  3. 'He said the project is absolutely vital to the future development of the area.'
  4. 'These ‘bogs’ are vital to the eco system of the area and is home to many species of wildlife including otters and warbles.'
  5. 'Therefore the hygienic handling and production of feed is absolutely vital to ensure safe food.'
  6. 'So what happens to the US economy is absolutely vital to our own, and to that extent, the US elections are very important to us.'
  7. 'This relocation is absolutely vital to the survival of the airport in Southend.'
  8. 'Yet transport remains absolutely vital to the nature of civic life.'
  9. 'He observed that plantations in the province are vital to supplying the necessary soft wood for construction and other industrial uses.'
  10. 'It represents an opportunity to take in all that is necessary and vital to help expand your capacity.'
  11. 'Taufik's role has reportedly been vital to the negotiations.'
  12. 'Thus, local oxygen partial pressure at the alveolar level is much higher than in other vital organs such as heart, liver, and brain.'
  13. 'As sugar by-products accumulate in vital organs such as the liver, heart and brain, cells become damaged and die.'
  14. 'This procedure uses artificial extracorporeal circulation to provide oxygenated blood to vital organs while the heart is stopped.'
  15. 'Sickle cell anemia is an inherited blood disease that can cause bouts of pain, damage to vital organs and, sometimes, death in childhood.'
  16. 'Will it ever be possible to develop computer simulations that accurately model the complex inner workings of the human brain and other vital organs?'
  17. 'The most important thing you can do is to proceed directly to chest compression to move blood to vital organs, particularly the brain and heart.'
  18. 'When a narcotic suppresses respirations and puts people to sleep, the oxygen going to their vital organs is decreased and damage occurs.'
  19. 'Fatalities are rare and usually a consequence of exsanguination at the scene or penetration of a vital organ.'
  20. 'Atherosclerosis can also diminish blood flow to other vital organs, including your intestines or kidneys.'
  21. 'Among other major tasks, the liver detoxifies harmful substances, purifies your blood and manufactures vital nutrients.'
Full of energy; lively.
  1. 'In this two-day course you will learn to harness and channel this vital energy to help yourself, family, friends, community and world situations.'
  2. 'My vital energy has drained right out of me just when I wasn't looking, like a slow puncture in my tire, I have been let down.'
  3. 'The seeds are also packed with various B vitamins which could provide amorous pensioners with a vital energy boost.'
  4. 'The vital energy and expressive dances got me in touch with my inner Greek poet.'
  5. 'On today's evidence, he is very happy, and more than able, to play a full, vital part for Surrey this season.'
  6. 'The newspaper-business passages had a visceral, vital energy.'
  7. 'Matlala has a vital energy about him, a ready smile and a relaxed confidence, which boils down to him quietly bubbling with charm.'
  8. 'Many doctors, influenced by theories of ageing as a depletion of vital energy, reinforced their view.'
  9. 'Before marriage, use vital energies in study, and after marriage in creating family success.'
  10. 'Sesame is great for iron, a crucial mineral for maintaining vital energy levels.'


    The body's important internal organs.
    1. 'Anest ducked under its defenses, and thrust his sword deep into the Demon's vitals where it stuck, half-melted.'
    2. 'But when they had burned the thigh pieces and tasted the vitals, they cut all the remainder into pieces and spitted them.'
    3. 'It was kind of freaky, really, how his vitals were high, even though his body parts were missing.'
    4. 'This is the energy that keeps your heart beating and your lungs breathing, the vitals.'
    5. 'She noted vitals, took throat cultures, and talked through an interpreter to the nursing students.'
    6. '‘You idiot,’ I told him quietly, tossing aside the bottle and checking his vitals.'
    7. 'But their professionalism in immediately stabilizing my wife and taking her vitals was matched with exceptional kindness.'
    8. 'He knelt down, doing an immediate check of vitals.'
    9. 'The nurse walked back in and took Carmyn's vitals.'
    10. 'He looked down to see an arrow deep within his vitals.'


    1. of or relating to life: vital processes.

    2. having remarkable energy, liveliness, or force of personality: a vital leader.

    3. being the seat or source of life: the vital organs.

    4. necessary to life: vital fluids.

    5. necessary to the existence, continuance, or well-being of something; indispensable; essential: vital for a healthy society.

    6. affecting the existence, well-being, truth, etc., of something: a vital error.

    7. of critical importance: vital decisi

    More examples(as adjective)

    "pacts can be vital for ambitions."

    "controls can be vital to parties."

    "supervisions can be vital in things."

    "processes can be vital to things."

    "places can be vital to places."

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    Late Middle English (describing the animating principle of living beings, also in vital (sense 2 of the adjective)): via Old French from Latin vitalis, from vita ‘life’. The sense ‘essential’ dates from the early 17th century.