- adj. 至关重要的；生死攸关的；有活力的
- n. (Vital)人名；(法、德、意、俄、葡)维塔尔；(西)比塔尔
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- vital:  Vital comes via Old French vital from Latin vītālis. This was a derivative of vīta ‘life’. And vīta went back ultimately to Latin vīvus ‘living’, source of English vivacious, vivid, etc. Viable  is also descended from vīta, and etymologically means ‘capable of life’.
=> viable, vitamin, vivid
- vital (adj.)
- late 14c., "of or manifesting life," from Latin vitalis "of or belonging to life," from vita "life," related to vivere "to live," from PIE root *gweie- (1) "to live" (see bio-). The sense of "necessary or important" is from 1610s, via the notion of "essential to life" (late 15c.). Vital capacity recorded from 1852. Related: Vitally.
- 1. The vital clue to the killer's identity was his nickname, Peanuts.
- 2. Officials failed to pass vital information to their superiors.
- 3. Support from those closest to you is vital in these trying times.
- 4. His function is vital to the accomplishment of the agency's mission.
- 5. They believed ancient Greece and Rome were vital sources of learning.
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