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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To impart new life, energy, or spirit to.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To cause to revive.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To reanimate, bring back to life.
  • verb To reinvigorate or revitalize.
  • verb chemistry To reactivate (a catalyst, reagent etc.).

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

  • verb give new life or energy to

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French revivifier, from Old French, to come back to life, from Latin *revīvificāre, to revivify : Latin re-, re- + Latin vīvificāre, to vivify; see vivify.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French revivifier, from Latin revivificare, corresponding to re- +‎ vivify.

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