invigorate

[in-vig-uh-reyt]

verb (used with object), in·vig·or·at·ed, in·vig·or·at·ing.

to give vigor to; fill with life and energy; energize.

Nearby words

  1. invidious,
  2. invidiously,
  3. invigilate,
  4. invigilator,
  5. invigorant,
  6. invigorating,
  7. invigoration,
  8. invincibility,
  9. invincible,
  10. invincible armada

Origin of invigorate

1640–50; in-2 + obsolete vigorate invigorated; see vigor, -ate1

Related forms
Can be confusedenergize enervate innervate invigorate

Synonym study

See animate.

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British Dictionary definitions for invigorative

invigorate

verb

(tr) to give vitality and vigour to; animate; brace; refreshto be invigorated by fresh air
Derived Forms

Word Origin for invigorate

C17: from in- ² + Latin vigor vigour

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Word Origin and History for invigorative

invigorate

v.

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

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