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verb (used with object), re·vi·tal·ized, re·vi·tal·iz·ing.
  1. to give new life to.
  2. to give new vitality or vigor to.
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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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Historical Examples of revitalise

  • His life was so strange that the imagination of a poet is needed to revitalise it for us to-day.

    Herbals, Their Origin and Evolution

    Agnes Arber

British Dictionary definitions for revitalise



  1. (tr) to restore vitality or animation to
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Derived Formsrevitalization or revitalisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for revitalise



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

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