refocillate

transitive verb

re·​focil·​late
rēˈfäsəˌlāt,
-fōs-
-ed/-ing/-s
: refresh, revive
refocillating their spirits with whiskey and soda
refocillation
(ˌ) ⸗ˌ⸗⸗ˈlāshən
noun
plural -s

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/refocillate. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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