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revitalize

[ree-vahyt-l-ahyz]
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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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Related Words for revitalization

rebirth, recovery, rejuvenation, renewal, resurgence, regeneration, reactivation, renaissance, restoration, resuscitation, renascence, revivification, quickening, cheering, awakening, consolation, resurrection, invigoration, recrudescence, reanimation

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British Dictionary definitions for revitalization

revitalize

revitalise

verb
  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 revitalization

n.

1869, noun of action from revitalize.

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revitalize

v.

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

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