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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 revitalize

restore, rejuvenate, enliven, reinvigorate, revive, replenish, renovate, repair, resuscitate, modernize, stimulate, quicken, reactivate, invigorate, energize, resurrect, strengthen, encourage, overcome, regain

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  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 revitalize


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

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