revitalize

[ ree-vahyt-l-ahyz ]
/ riˈvaɪt lˌaɪz /
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verb (used with object), re·vi·tal·ized, re·vi·tal·iz·ing.

to give new life to.
to give new vitality or vigor to.

Nearby words

  1. revisionism,
  2. revisionist,
  3. revisit,
  4. revisory,
  5. revitalization,
  6. revival,
  7. revival of learning,
  8. revivalism,
  9. revivalist,
  10. revive

Also especially British, re·vi·tal·ise.

Origin of revitalize

First recorded in 1855–60; re- + vitalize

Related formsre·vi·tal·i·za·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for revitalise

revitalize

revitalise

/ (riːˈvaɪtəˌlaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to restore vitality or animation to
Derived Formsrevitalization or revitalisation, noun

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Word Origin and History for revitalise

revitalize

v.

1840, from re- "back, again" + vitalize. Related: Revitalized; revitalizing.

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