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invigorate

[in-vig-uh-reyt]
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verb (used with object), in·vig·or·at·ed, in·vig·or·at·ing.
  1. to give vigor to; fill with life and energy; energize.

Origin of invigorate

1640–50; in-2 + obsolete vigorate invigorated; see vigor, -ate1
Related formsin·vig·or·at·ing·ly, adverbin·vig·or·a·tion, nounin·vig·or·a·tive, adjectivein·vig·or·a·tive·ly, adverbin·vig·or·a·tor, nounre·in·vig·or·ate, verb (used with object), re·in·vig·or·at·ed, re·in·vig·or·at·ing.re·in·vig·or·a·tion, nounun·in·vig·or·at·ed, adjectiveun·in·vig·or·at·ing, adjectiveun·in·vig·or·a·tive, adjectiveun·in·vig·or·a·tive·ly, adverb
Can be confusedenergize enervate innervate invigorate

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strengthen, vitalize.

Synonym study

See animate.
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Examples from the Web for reinvigorating

Historical Examples

  • The invasion of one race by another was nature's ancient way of reinvigorating a people.

    Imaginations and Reveries

    (A.E.) George William Russell

  • His gestures were so eloquent, his sigh so expressive and so reinvigorating, that I waited until he had given complete vent to it.

  • They do not decline a reinvigorating article of faith, because it is not a system, nor do they measure a deliverer by syllogism.

    Voltaire

    John Morley

  • The mountain air of Estes; the elixir compounded by nature for reinvigorating battling civilization!

  • Out of reinvigorating men toward the taking of many small actions develops the possibility of large and decisive action.

    The Armed Forces Officer

    U. S. Department of Defense


British Dictionary definitions for reinvigorating

invigorate

verb
  1. (tr) to give vitality and vigour to; animate; brace; refreshto be invigorated by fresh air
Derived Formsinvigorating, adjectiveinvigoratingly, adverbinvigoration, nouninvigorative, adjectiveinvigoratively, adverbinvigorator, noun

Word Origin

C17: from in- ² + Latin vigor vigour
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Word Origin and History for reinvigorating

invigorate

v.

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

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