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 (rə-vänch′, -väNsh′)
The act of retaliating, especially by a nation or group to regain lost territory or standing; revenge.

[French, from Old French revancher, to revenge : re-, re- + vengier, vencher, to avenge; see revenge.]

re·vanch′ism (-vän′chĭz-əm, -väN′shĭz-) n.
re·vanch′ist adj. & n.
re·vanch·is′tic adj.


A. ADJrevanchista
B. Nrevanchista mf


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