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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 reinvigorated

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  • Reinvigorated by our walk we returned in good heart to the inn.

  • It had sometimes been that by my strength I had reinvigorated his halting courage.

    The Fixed Period

    Anthony Trollope

  • Mankind can only be reinvigorated if the strong and healthy are helped to come into their own.

  • And he took a draught of ale, like one who is reinvigorated for the battle of life.

    New Grub Street

    George Gissing

  • Now these limbs, reinvigorated, cried out for active work as loudly as his hungry stomach cried for hearty food.


British Dictionary definitions for reinvigorated

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 reinvigorated

invigorate

v.

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

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