transitive verb

: refresh, revive
refocillating their spirits with whiskey and soda
(ˌ) ⸗ˌ⸗⸗ˈlāshən
plural -s

Word History


Late Latin refocillatus, refocilatus, past participle of refocillare, refocilare to warm into life again, from Latin re- + focilare, foculare to revive or refresh by warmth, from foculum chafing dish, brazier, from fovēre to warm, keep warm

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“Refocillate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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