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We need a vigorous campaign to reduce deaths on the roads.
20 minutes of vigorous exercise
a vigorous debate
They demanded more vigorous action to tackle the disease.
I used to travel more when I was young and vigorous.
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Definition of vigorous from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.