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revivify

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verb re·viv·i·fy \rē-ˈvi-və-ˌfī\

Simple Definition of revivify

  • : to make (someone or something) strong, healthy, or active again

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of revivify

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to give new life to :  revive

revivification play \-ˌvi-və-fə-ˈkā-shən\ noun

Examples of revivify in a sentence

  1. looking for ways to revivify the city's economy

  2. <a new director hoping to revivify the region's oldest repertory company>



Origin of revivify

French révivifier, from Late Latin revivificare, from Latin re- + Late Latin vivificare to vivify


First Known Use: 1675


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