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reviviscence

or rev·i·vis·cen·cy

[rev-uh-vis-uh ns or rev-uh-vis-uh n-see]
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noun
  1. the act or state of being revived; revival; reanimation.

Origin of reviviscence

1620–30; < Latin revīvisc(ere) to come to life again (re- re- + vīviscere, inchoative of vīvere to live) + -ence
Related formsrev·i·vis·cent, adjective
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Examples from the Web for reviviscence

Historical Examples

  • Reviviscence: coming back to life; awakening from hibernation.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith


British Dictionary definitions for reviviscence

reviviscence

noun
  1. rare restoration to life or animation; revival
Derived Formsreviviscent, adjective

Word Origin

C17: from Latin, from revīviscere come back to life, related to vīvere to live; see revive
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