revivify

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v revivify give new life or energy to "A hot soup will revive me","This will renovate my spirits","This treatment repaired my health"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Revivify To cause to revive. "Some association may revivify it enough to make it flash, after a long oblivion, into consciousness."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • revivify To restore to life after actual or apparent death.
    • revivify To give new vigor or animation to; enliven again.
    • revivify 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.
    • revivify Synonyms See list under revive.
    • revivify In chem., to become efficient a second time as a reagent, without special chemical treatment, as by oxidation in the air, fermentation, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Revivify to cause to revive: to reanimate: to enliven
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. révivifier, L. revivificare,. See Vivify
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. revivre—L. re-, again, vivĕre, to live.

Usage

In literature:

Murtagh was one of the first to feel revivified, and declare himself ready for anything.
"The Castaways" by Captain Mayne Reid
If we get a good revivifying treatment of the skin, such cough and spit will speedily be cured.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
Even the showers of rain had a revivifying effect, and shook up the brain from torpor.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The revivified kingdom of Italy is very far from taking in all the speakers of the Italian tongue.
"Harvard Classics Volume 28" by Various
His light at once revivifies a blade of grass and illumines a world.
"Olive A Novel" by Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
To him, orange juice was a potent, revivifying drink.
"The 4-D Doodler" by Graph Waldeyer
The revivifying effect of mountain atmosphere.
"The Shirley Letters from California Mines in 1851-52" by Louise Amelia Knapp Smith Clappe
A sense of revivifying was in the air.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
When it was examined, the greater part of it was revivified.
"James Cutbush" by Edgar F. Smith
But here, in the person of Murray Edwardes, it was as though he saw something old and threadbare revivified.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
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In poetry:

The pilgrim muse revivified
A half-forgotten day:
A slow procession, tearful-eyed,
In funeral array,
And from MacGregor's lonely side
A hero borne away.
"At General Grant's Tomb" by Hattie Howard

In news:

Wolfson and Levao, professors of English at Princeton and Rutgers, respectively, revivify the original 1818 version of Shelley's classic in this illuminating annotated text.
Rouse Towers Aim to Break Mold And Revivify Center City Streets.
Between "8 Mile" and "Paid in Full," he's given his career a revivifying jolt, playing these big-brother roles with an impassioned trust.
Apart from sticking to conventional retail business practices, the twist the Sharps brought to the trade—which they helped to revivify, both in the UK and abroad—is a contemporary aesthetic.
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