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vital (adj.)  life-supporting, animating
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spirit (n.) 3
2H4 IV.iii.108 [Falstaff alone, of the effect of sherry on the body] the vital commoners, and inland petty spirits, muster me all to their captain, the heart
2H6 III.ii.41 [King to all, of Suffolk] Came he right now to sing a raven's note, / Whose dismal tune bereft my vital powers