from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To impart new life, energy, or spirit to. See Synonyms at revive.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To reanimate, bring back to life.
- v. To reinvigorate or revitalize.
- v. To reactivate (a catalyst, reagent etc.).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To cause to revive.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To restore to life after actual or apparent death.
- To give new vigor or animation to; enliven again.
- In chem., to purify, as a substance that has been used as a reagent in a chemical process, so that it can be used again in the same way.
- Synonyms See list under revive.
- In chem., to become efficient a second time as a reagent, without special chemical treatment, as by oxidation in the air, fermentation, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. give new life or energy to
French revivifier, from Old French, to come back to life, from Latin *revīvificāre, to revivify : Latin re-, re- + Latin vīvificāre, to vivify; see vivify.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French revivifier, from Latin revivificare, corresponding to re- + vivify. (Wiktionary)