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adjective vital pronunciation in British 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: Skilful 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.
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  3. 3
    [only before noun] necessary to keep you alive
    vital organs
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