or rev·i·vis·cen·cy

[rev-uh-vis-uh ns or rev-uh-vis-uh n-see]


the act or state of being revived; revival; reanimation.

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. 2019

Examples from the Web for reviviscent

Historical Examples of reviviscent

  • For the cold had now a reviviscent tang—not the bleak, benumbing, icy deadness of the winter's thrall.

    The Story of Old Fort Loudon

    Charles Egbert Craddock

British Dictionary definitions for reviviscent



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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