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reviviscence

[ rev-uh-vis-uhns ]
/ ˌrɛv əˈvɪs əns /
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noun
the act or state of being revived; revival; reanimation.
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Also rev·i·vis·cen·cy [rev-uh-vis-uhn-see] /ˌrɛv əˈvɪs ən si/ .

Origin of reviviscence

1620–30; <Latin revīvisc(ere) to come to life again (re-re- + vīviscere, inchoative of vīvere to live) + -ence

OTHER WORDS FROM reviviscence

rev·i·vis·cent, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for reviviscence

reviviscence
/ (ˌrɛvɪˈvɪsəns, rɪˈvɪvɪsəns) /

noun
rare restoration to life or animation; revival

Derived forms of reviviscence

reviviscent, 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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