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Part or all of this page has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

Etymology

From Middle French revivre, [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] revivere; prefix re- re- + vivere to live. See vivid.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to revive

Third person singular
reviv

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to revive (third-person singular simple present reviv, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To return to life; to recover life or strength; to live anew; to become reanimated or reinvigorated.
    The Lord heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into again, and he revived. 1 Kings xvii. 22.
  2. Hence, to recover from a state of oblivion, obscurity, neglect, or depression; as, classical learning revived in the fifteenth century.
  3. To recover its natural or metallic state, as a metal.
  4. To restore, or bring again to life; to reanimate.
  5. To raise from coma, languor, depression, or discouragement; to bring into action after a suspension.
  6. Hence, to recover from a state of neglect or disuse; as, to revive letters or learning.
  7. To renew in the mind or memory; to bring to recollection; to recall attention to; to reawaken.
  8. To restore or reduce to its natural or metallic state; as, to revive a metal after calcination.

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