[ ri-vahyv ]
/ rɪˈvaɪv /
verb (used with object), re·vived, re·viv·ing.
to activate, set in motion, or take up again; renew: to revive old feuds.
to restore to life or consciousness: We revived him with artificial respiration.
to put on or show (an old play or motion picture) again.
to make operative or valid again.
to bring back into notice, use, or currency: to revive a subject of discussion.
to quicken or renew in the mind; bring back: to revive memories.
to reanimate or cheer (the spirit, heart, etc., or a person).
Chemistry. to restore or reduce to the natural or uncombined state, as a metal.
verb (used without object), re·vived, re·viv·ing.
to return to life, consciousness, vigor, strength, or a flourishing condition.
to recover from financial depression.
to be quickened, restored, or renewed, as hope, confidence, suspicions, or memories.
to return to notice, use, or currency, as a subject, practice, or doctrine.
to become operative or valid again.
Chemistry. to recover the natural or uncombined state, as a metal.
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Origin of revive
ANTONYMS FOR revive
OTHER WORDS FROM revive
re·viv·a·ble, adjectivere·viv·a·bil·i·ty, nounre·viv·a·bly, adverbre·viv·er, noun
re·viv·ing·ly, adverbun·re·viv·a·ble, adjectiveun·re·vived, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for revivable
/ (rɪˈvaɪv) /
to bring or be brought back to life, consciousness, or strength; resuscitate or be resuscitatedrevived by a drop of whisky
to give or assume new vitality; flourish again or cause to flourish again
to make or become operative or active againthe youth movement was revived
to bring or come into use or currency againto revive a language
(tr) to take up againhe revived his old hobby
to bring or come back to mind
(tr) theatre to mount a new production of (an old play)
Derived forms of revive
revivable, adjectiverevivability, nounrevivably, adverbreviver, noun
reviving, adjectiverevivingly, adverb
Word Origin for revive
C15: from Old French revivre to live again, from Latin revīvere, from re- + vīvere to live; see vivid
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Medical definitions for revivable
[ rĭ-vīv′ ]
To bring back to life or consciousness; resuscitate.
To regain health, vigor, or good spirits.
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