1. Possessing vigor; full of physical or mental strength or active force; strong; lusty; robust; as, a vigorous youth; a vigorous plant. "Famed for his valor, young, at sea successful, vigorous and strong." (Waller)

2. Exhibiting strength, either of body or mind; powerful; strong; forcible; energetic; as, vigorous exertions; a vigorous prosecution of a war. "The beginnings of confederacies have been always vigorous and successful." (Davenant) Vig"orously, Vig"orousness.

Origin: Cf. OF. Vigoros, F. Vigoureux, LL. Vigorosus.

(01 Mar 1998)

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