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inspirit

[ in-spir-it ]
/ ɪnˈspɪr ɪt /
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verb (used with object)

to infuse spirit or life into; enliven.

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Also enspirit.

Origin of inspirit

First recorded in 1600–10; in-2 + spirit

OTHER WORDS FROM inspirit

in·spir·it·er, nounin·spir·it·ing·ly, adverbin·spir·it·ment, nounun·in·spir·it·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for inspirit

inspirit
/ (ɪnˈspɪrɪt) /

verb

(tr) to fill with vigour; inspire

Derived forms of inspirit

inspiriter, nouninspiriting, adjectiveinspiritingly, adverbinspiritment, noun
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