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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.
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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 invigoration

Historical Examples

  • This was varied by frequent baths, for cleanliness, not for invigoration.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte

    William Milligan Sloane

  • It was a delight to breathe the warm salt air and feel its invigoration.

    A Trip to the Orient

    Robert Urie Jacob

  • In other words, it demands the invigoration of the light and wholesome side of man.

  • Information is good, but invigoration is a thousand times better.

  • In Geneva, Melville, like Knox, received much of his invigoration for the work that awaited him on his return to his native land.

    Andrew Melville

    William Morison


British Dictionary definitions for invigoration

invigorate

verb
  1. (tr) to give vitality and vigour to; animate; brace; refreshto be invigorated by fresh air
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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 invigoration

n.

1660s, noun of action from invigorate.

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invigorate

v.

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

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