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revitalize

[ree-vahyt-l-ahyz]
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verb (used with object), re·vi·tal·ized, re·vi·tal·iz·ing.
  1. to give new life to.
  2. to give new vitality or vigor to.
Also especially British, re·vi·tal·ise.

Origin of revitalize

First recorded in 1855–60; re- + vitalize
Related formsre·vi·tal·i·za·tion, noun
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revitalize

revitalise

verb
  1. (tr) to restore vitality or animation to
Derived Formsrevitalization or revitalisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for revitalization

n.

1869, noun of action from revitalize.

revitalize

v.

1840, from re- "back, again" + vitalize. Related: Revitalized; revitalizing.

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