invigoration


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in·vig·or·ate

 (ĭn-vĭg′ə-rāt′)
tr.v. in·vig·or·at·ed, in·vig·or·at·ing, in·vig·or·ates
To impart vigor, strength, or vitality to; animate: "A few whiffs of the raw, strong scent of phlox invigorated her" (D.H. Lawrence).

[Possibly obsolete invigor (from French envigorer, from Old French envigourer : en-, in; see in-2 + vigour, vigor; see vigor) + -ate.]

in·vig′or·at′ing·ly adv.
in·vig′or·a′tion n.
in·vig′or·a′tor n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.invigoration - quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorousinvigoration - quality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous
chirpiness - cheerful and lively
sprightliness, liveliness, spirit, life - animation and energy in action or expression; "it was a heavy play and the actors tried in vain to give life to it"
activeness, activity - the trait of being active; moving or acting rapidly and energetically; "the level of activity declines with age"
2.invigoration - the activity of giving vitality and vigour to somethinginvigoration - the activity of giving vitality and vigour to something
activating, energizing, activation - the activity of causing to have energy and be active
References in classic literature ?
If the new Constitution be examined with accuracy and candor, it will be found that the change which it proposes consists much less in the addition of NEW POWERS to the Union, than in the invigoration of its ORIGINAL POWERS.
The Reverend Septimus Crisparkle (Septimus, because six little brother Crisparkles before him went out, one by one, as they were born, like six weak little rushlights, as they were lighted), having broken the thin morning ice near Cloisterham Weir with his amiable head, much to the invigoration of his frame, was now assisting his circulation by boxing at a looking-glass with great science and prowess.
Flexible work schedules and tele-commuting will add to the invigoration of the suburbs.
He expressed confidence in the successful launch of the Saraya Real Estate MENA Fund, at a time when the region "is going through an impressive economic invigoration, particularly in the real estate and tourism sectors".
Despite wartime invigoration of industry and federal occupants in downtown office space, gloom and pessimism still informed real estate and retail discussion during the period.
Invigoration and exhilaration are said to be the inspiration behind the new limited edition fragrance by Elizabeth Arden.
The operative monetary policy committee of the National Bank of Macedonia said that certain invigoration had been registered in the credit market by end May, which indicates that the projected credit growth rate for 2013 is attainable.
The second bedroom masquerades as a retreat for relaxation or invigoration, with a multi-gym and a huge plasma screen linked to a Sony Playstation, while the hallway boasts specially commissioned, original computer artwork.
LOOKS like Nissan will soon enjoy the image invigoration they've needed for so long.
The invigoration of the home economy was noted in the first quarter of 2011.
For a bit of invigoration, I would recommend Ocean Salt (top left), a foaming facial cleanser which has a polishing action to remove dead surface skin and detoxify.
However, the invigoration comes from knowing our children will be inspired by the creativity of some very gifted Arizona educators.