re·​vi·​tal·​ize (ˌ)rē-ˈvī-tə-ˌlīz How to pronounce revitalize (audio)
revitalized; revitalizing

transitive verb

: to give new life or vigor to

Examples of revitalize in a Sentence

The mayor hopes to revitalize the city. a new cream that claims to revitalize sun-damaged skin
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Word History

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of revitalize was in 1848

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“Revitalize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


re·​vi·​tal·​ize (ˈ)rē-ˈvīt-ᵊl-ˌīz How to pronounce revitalize (audio)
revitalized; revitalizing
: to give new life or vigor to

Medical Definition


transitive verb
variants also British revitalise
revitalized also British revitalised; revitalizing also British revitalising
: to impart new life or vigor to : restore to an active or fresh condition
revitalization noun
also British revitalisation

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