re·vi·tal·ize | \(ˌ)rē-ˈvī-tə-ˌlīz \
revitalized; revitalizing

Definition of revitalize 

transitive verb

: to give new life or vigor to

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Other Words from revitalize

revitalization \(ˌ)rē-ˌvī-tə-lə-ˈzā-shən \ noun

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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In Texas, members dedicated park benches at Texas Southern and Prairie View A&M universities, collected $19,008 to purchase baby formula for L.I.F.E. Houston and partnered with the city to help revitalize neighborhoods. Elizabeth Myong, Houston Chronicle, "AKA sorority sisters serve the Houston community," 7 July 2018 Last up is the revitalizing formula, which Kanwal says is the best fit for oily and combination skin. Rachel Nussbaum, Glamour, "This K-Beauty Face Cleanser Is So Popular, One Sells Every 3.1 Seconds," 13 June 2018 Rebuilding Together is a national program that helps to revitalize homes and communities for those in need. Quoron Walker, Courant Community, "Rebuilding Together Grows," 29 May 2018 Looking for a biscuit, a tang and a Mai Tai? Ashley Albert and Jonathan Schnapp are bringing their New York shuffleboard business — and revitalizing the pastime — to Chicago with Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club (1750 N. Milwaukee Ave. Hannah Steinkopf-frank, RedEye Chicago, "Get ready to shuffle at Chicago’s first shuffleboard club," 3 Apr. 2018 While these photos are definitely cute, the research base is also helping revitalize the breed's dwindling wild population. Rebecca Shinners, Country Living, "This Adorable Center for Baby Pandas Will Make Your Cheeks Hurt From Smiling," 9 July 2015 Venetian Gardens Park, a popular recreational spot on the west shore of Lake Harris, is in the midst of being renovated and revitalized. Michael Candelaria,, "Leesburg Neighborhood Guide," 21 June 2018 Read the Label Before Drying Some types of waterproof-breathable membranes should never go into the dryer, while some DWRs revitalize best with heat—read the label for drying instructions. Ryan Stuart, Outside Online, "Tips to Make Your Rain Gear Last Forever," 31 May 2018 University research leads to the creation of new businesses and revitalizes industries, which in turn allows people to put down roots in Akron and start families. Jennifer Conn, Akron Reporter,, "University of Akron's College of Business Administration expansion boosts academic amenities, connects campus to downtown," 15 May 2018

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First Known Use of revitalize

1848, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of revitalize

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


transitive verb
variants: also British revitalise \(ˈ)rē-ˈvīt-ᵊl-ˌīz \
revitalized also British revitalised; revitalizing also British revitalising

Medical Definition of revitalize 

: to impart new life or vigor to : restore to an active or fresh condition

Other Words from revitalize

revitalization also British revitalisation \(ˌ)rē-ˌvīt-ᵊl-ə-ˈzā-shən \ noun

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