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adjective vital pronunciation in American English /ˈvaɪt(ə)l/
  1. 1
    very important, necessary, or essential
    play a vital role (in something):

    He played a vital role in setting up the organization.

    vital to:

    Skillful employees are vital to the success of any company.

    vital for:

    To be able to cope with change is vital for survival.

    it is vital that:

    It is vital that schools teach students to use computer technology.

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  2. 2
    full of energy and life

    He was young, vital, and handsome.

  3. 3
    [only before noun] necessary to keep you alive

    vital organs


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