• WordNet 3.6
    • v invigorate impart vigor, strength, or vitality to "Exercise is invigorating"
    • v invigorate make lively "let's liven up this room a bit"
    • v invigorate give life or energy to "The cold water invigorated him"
    • v invigorate heighten or intensify "These paintings exalt the imagination"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Invigorate ĭn*vĭg"ẽr*āt To give vigor to; to strengthen; to animate; to give life and energy to. "Christian graces and virtues they can not be, unless fed, invigorated , and animated by universal charity."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • invigorate To give vigor to; give life and energy to; strengthen; animate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Invigorate in-vig′or-āt to give vigour to: to strengthen: to animate
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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “The arts and inventions of each period are only its costume, and do not invigorate men.”
  • Thomas Jefferson
    “The sovereign invigorator of the body is exercise, and of all the exercises walking is the best.”
  • Henry Miller
    “Madness is tonic and invigorating. It makes the sane more sane. The only ones who are unable to profit by it are the insane.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. in-, in + vigor,


In literature:

I straightened up, invigorated.
"Tramping on Life" by Harry Kemp
I had lived under a clear sky, breathed rough and invigorating breezes.
"Children of the Market Place" by Edgar Lee Masters
Why the cold bath invigorates.
"Zoonomia, Vol. I" by Erasmus Darwin
The cold water refreshed and invigorated him, and as he stooped over the brook, he heard other cannon.
"The Forest of Swords" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Then, much invigorated, he resumed his vague journey.
"The Texan Scouts" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Her father brought her to Lausanne, hoping that pure air and change of scene would restore and invigorate her.
"Scenes in Switzerland" by American Tract Society
At times the water was very cold, but always invigorating.
"Five Months at Anzac" by Joseph Lievesley Beeston
A residence at 2,000 or 3,000 ft. elevation is very invigorating.
"Alfred Russel Wallace: Letters and Reminiscences, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by James Marchant
Ambition slumbered for a little time, but was soon roused anew, invigorated by repose.
"The Empire of Austria; Its Rise and Present Power" by John S. C. Abbott
Especially did Mr. Norton strive to invigorate his faith.
"Adèle Dubois" by Mrs. William T. Savage

In poetry:

O equal to the Father, Thou!
Gird on Thy fleshly mantle now;
The weakness of our mortal state
With deathless might invigorate.
"Come, Thou Redeemer of the Earth" by Augusta Treverorum
The moist precipitation of the storm
Revives, refreshes and invigorates
The various vegetation, and bedews
Each blade of grass and floweret with a tear;
As nature, weeping o'er the faults of man.
"Grandeur." by Alfred Castner King
And there in the summer season the mavis sings,
And with her charming notes the woodland rings;
And the sweet-scented zephyrs is borne upon the gale,
Which is most refreshing and invigorating to inhale.
"Beautiful Balmerino" by William Topaz McGonagall
Blithe Health! thou soul of life and ease!
Come thou, too, on the balmy breeze,
Invigorate my frame:
I'll join with thee the buskin'd chase,
With thee the distant clime will trace
Beyond those clouds of flame.
"To The Morning" by Henry Kirke White

In news:

We will invigorate our brand and its relevancy in the community.
India's government approves economic reforms aimed at invigorating the economy and announces plans to sell its stake in several public service companies.
"I'm really invigorated by the music," declares Dwight.
Nothing invigorates a person's winter soul like a little sunshine and the promise of adventure.
The word " ravigote " comes from the French word "ravigoter," which means to invigorate.
It's Experiment with Your Self-Image Week a time when it would be invigorating to shift and play with your identity.
An invigorating driving experience with an asphalt-hugging grip.
Will his tithing invigorate the unease that many Americans feel toward the Mormon church.
Hear how one library is currently redesigning its website and invigorating its web presence.
Robert Talbott, designer of the world's finest ties, has invigorated interest in the Seven Fold tie he resurrected in 1986.
Those of us who haven't endured small-town life or anyone who believes that hate crimes aren't high on the list of human failings will want to see The Laramie Project, an invigorating examination of hatred and backward thinking.
Occupy SD Re-Invigorated After Arrests.
DENVER –– Being on a team that makes it to the state tournament is a pretty invigorating experience.
Rising demand for associate's degrees invigorates GRCC.
While cycling alone is an activity that can soothe the mind and invigorate the body, it can also.

In science:

We have confirmed that, for artificially large rogue couplings ξ & 1, i.e., faster photodissociation, rogue noncondensate modes indeed begin to play a more invigorated role.
Improved efficiency of stimulated Raman adiabatic passage in photoassociation of a Bose-Einstein condensate
The introduction of Ashtekar’s new variables generated the new momentum that has invigorated the field in the last 18 years.
Canonical quantization of general relativity: the last 18 years in a nutshell
The VAULT data and, more recently, the Hinode /SOT observations have invigorated the debate about the nature of the solar Transition Region.
The Structure and Dynamics of the Upper Chromosphere and Lower Transition Region as Revealed by the Subarcsecond VAULT Observations
The Organizers and Secretariat are to be commended for hosting a productive and invigorating Workshop.
Experimental Summary on Hadronic Decays: A TAU98 Review
The advent of high-temperature superconductors has re-invigorated the study of layered superconductivity,1−3 wherein adjacent layers are Josephson coupled.
Fermion Analogy for Layered Superconducting Films in Parallel Magnetic Field