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Definitions

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  • n. The act of reviving; restoration of life.
  • n. The reduction of a metal from a state of combination to its metallic state.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Renewal of life; restoration of life; the act of recalling, or the state of being recalled, to life.
  • n. The reduction of a metal from a state of combination to its metallic state.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Renewal of life; restoration to life; resuscitation.
  • n. In chem., the reduction of a metal from a state of combination to its metallic state.
  • n. In surgery, the dissection off of the skin or mucous membrane in a part or parts, that by the apposition of surfaces thus prepared union of parts may be secured.
  • n. The restoration to an effective condition (in which it can again be used to decolorize syrup in sugar-refining) of spent animal charcoal by reheating it in char-kilns, or by washing with hydrochloric acid, submitting to a kind of fermentation, and finally heating in the char-kiln.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. bringing again into activity and prominence

Etymologies

Compare French révivification. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This process is called revivification, and it is repeated until the accumulation of sulphur in the oxide is so great (45 to 55 per cent.) that it can be profitably sold to the vitriol maker.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 623, December 10, 1887

  • In these ways she becomes a kind of revivification of the spirit of Watteau, who has made perfect, for us all, what is perfect in the classicized ideality of experience.

    Adventures in the Arts Informal Chapters on Painters, Vaudeville, and Poets

  • But the transference of the shirt worn by the effigy of Death to the tree clearly indicates that the tree is a kind of revivification, in a new form, of the destroyed effigy.

    The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion

  • It was a return-to-classics kind of day on Offworld, with Bethesda releasing their early first-person/open-world RPG Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall as a free download, and with the revivification of both Team17's classic Amiga shooter Alien Breed as a fully 3D affair, and the former FASA designers at Smith & Tinker giving MechWarrior a fantastic looking full reboot for PC and Xbox 360.

    Boing Boing

  • I mean, running with this disease metaphor, a doctor, while tending to my rotting corpse, would give my family closure, tell them that my application lacked passion or something, so the next time, following miraculous revivification, I would understand how not to die.

    This year's tuition fee hike has made getting to university a lottery for people like me

  • Mr. Ettinger's enthusiasm for suspended animation proved infectious: At least a half-dozen other cryonic-suspension organizations exist in the U.S., Russia and Portugal, with hundreds of frozen clients awaiting revivification.

    Pursuing Immortality, He Followed a Frozen Path

  • "Actually, I found that in the gentrifying neighborhoods, the turnover rate among long-term residents was actually lower than it was in other parts of the city," because most residents see changes like lower crime rates and the revivification of derelict buildings as positive developments.

    A Whole Foods Fight in Boston

  • But as much as I love the Zoo, my main concern was the revivification of Fleetwood Mac.

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  • Yeats cited this revivification of a fragment of ‘popular poetry’ in a letter to his confidante of this period, the English poet Dorothy Wellesley, duchess of Wellington 1889-1956, of September 25, 1935:

    Later Articles and Reviews

  • Without saying so directly, he succeeds in implying that the "hundreds of millions of people" supposedly pulled out of poverty, arising like so many Lazarii out of their grave-clothes, have recognized and feted the messiah of free trade responsible for their revivification.

    The Zen Tiger: India 's Elections And The Magic Of Fareed Zakaria

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