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[in-vig-uh-reyt] /ɪnˈvɪg əˌreɪt/
verb (used with object), invigorated, invigorating.
to give vigor to; fill with life and energy; energize.
Origin of invigorate
1640-50; in-2 + obsolete vigorate invigorated; see vigor, -ate1
Related forms
invigoratingly, adverb
invigoration, noun
invigorative, adjective
invigoratively, adverb
invigorator, noun
reinvigorate, verb (used with object), reinvigorated, reinvigorating.
reinvigoration, noun
uninvigorated, adjective
uninvigorating, adjective
uninvigorative, adjective
uninvigoratively, adverb
Can be confused
energize, enervate, innervate, invigorate.
strengthen, vitalize.
Synonym Study
See animate. Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for reinvigorated
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  • His cheek appeared flushed with the hues of youth and reinvigorated hope, yet withal of a youth without innocence or charm.

    The Black Douglas S. R. Crockett
  • reinvigorated by our walk we returned in good heart to the inn.

    Border Ghost Stories Howard Pease
  • But she always assured him that nothing so reinvigorated her as just one glass of sherry.

    True to his Colours Theodore P. Wilson
  • It had sometimes been that by my strength I had reinvigorated his halting courage.

    The Fixed Period Anthony Trollope
  • Her views of duty and of just human relations were so clear and true that she reinvigorated the conscience of all who knew her.

    From the Easy Chair, vol. 1 George William Curtis
British Dictionary definitions for reinvigorated


(transitive) to give vitality and vigour to; animate; brace; refresh: to be invigorated by fresh air
Derived Forms
invigorating, adjective
invigoratingly, adverb
invigoration, noun
invigorative, adjective
invigoratively, adverb
invigorator, noun
Word Origin
C17: from in-² + Latin vigorvigour
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for reinvigorated



1640s, from in- (2) + vigor + -ate (2). Earlier verb was envigor (1610s). Related: Invigorated; invigorating.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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