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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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See animate.
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Related Words for reinvigorate

restore, rejuvenate, enliven, revive, renovate, renew, revitalize, resuscitate, modernize, stimulate, regain, repair, prod, prompt, revivify, update, recreate, reanimate, replenish, cheer

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British Dictionary definitions for reinvigorate

reinvigorate

verb (tr)
  1. to put vitality and vigour back into (someone or something)
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Derived Formsreinvigoration, noun

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 for invigorate

C17: from in- ² + Latin vigor vigour
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Word Origin and History for reinvigorate

v.

1650s, from re- + invigorate. Related: Reinvigorated; reinvigorating.

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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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