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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

Etymologies

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)

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