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Adjective: enlivening  en'lI-vun-ing
  1. Giving spirit and vivacity
    "Enlivening family life becomes more human and alive is not only a matter of individual growth";
    - animating
Verb: enliven  en'lI-vun
  1. Heighten or intensify
    "These paintings enliven the imagination";
    - inspire, animate, invigorate, exalt
  2. Make lively
    - liven, liven up, invigorate, animate

See also: invigorating

Type of: arouse, brace, energise [Brit], energize, excite, perk up, shake, shake up, stimulate, stir

Antonym: deaden