To find fault with; to scold; to overwhelm with wordy abuse; to censure severely or abusively; to rate.
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vituperate vivify \viv"i*fy\ (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. vivified (?); p. pr. & vb. n. vivifying (?).] [f. vivifier, l. vivificare. see vivid, -fy; cf. vivificate.] to endue with life; to make to be living; to quicken; to animate. sitting on eggs doth vivify, not nourish.