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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 reinvigoration
Historical Examples
  • It was not a less weary life; he starved as miserably as before, and he began to find a means of reinvigoration in "drink."

  • After the amenities and regularities of the last few years, this easy life came as a rest and reinvigoration.

    Old Kensington Miss Thackeray
  • Food and drink and rest refresh fainting powers, and this reinvigoration is meant by "restoring my soul" or life.

  • Either condition prevents sound sleep and reinvigoration of the body.

    The Physical Life of Woman: Dr. George H Napheys
  • Turning over his papers, he passed with a sense of reinvigoration to the matter before him.

  • Analyses some of the causes of the decay of the international conscience, and discusses means for its reinvigoration.

    Mountain Meditations L. Lind-af-Hageby
  • Its value is probably a reinvigoration of the vitality of the individual.

    Taboo and Genetics

    Melvin Moses Knight, Iva Lowther Peters, and Phyllis Mary Blanchard
British Dictionary definitions for reinvigoration


(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
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Word Origin and History for reinvigoration



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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