or rev·i·vis·cen·cy

[rev-uh-vis-uh ns or rev-uh-vis-uh n-see]
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Origin of reviviscence

1620–30; < Latin revīvisc(ere) to come to life again (re- re- + vīviscere, inchoative of vīvere to live) + -ence
Related formsrev·i·vis·cent, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for reviviscence

downtime, renewal, reanimation, reviviscence

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British Dictionary definitions for reviviscence


  1. rare restoration to life or animation; revival
Derived Formsreviviscent, adjective

Word Origin for reviviscence

C17: from Latin, from revīviscere come back to life, related to vīvere to live; see revive
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