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re·vive

 (rĭ-vīv′)
v. re·vived, re·viv·ing, re·vives
v.tr.
1. To bring back to life or consciousness; resuscitate: revived the passenger who fainted.
2. To give new health, strength, or spirit to: was revived by the long shower; a speech that revived morale.
3.
a. To restore to use, currency, activity, or notice: revived a fad from the 1980s.
b. To present (an old play, for example) again.
4. To renew in the mind; recall: an experience that revived a bad memory.
v.intr.
1. To return to life or consciousness: The patient revived after the anesthetic wore off.
2. To regain health, vigor, or good spirits: We only revived after the heat wave broke.
3. To return to use, currency, activity, or notice: His interest in sculpture revived late in life.

[Middle English reviven, from Old French revivre, from Latin revīvere, to live again : re-, re- + vīvere, to live; see gwei- in Indo-European roots.]

re·viv′a·ble adj.
re·viv′er n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.reviving - tending to impart new life and vigor to; "the renewing warmth of the sunshine"
invigorating - imparting strength and vitality; "the invigorating mountain air"
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The air blew as freshly and revivingly upon me as it had ever blown, and the healthy colour came into my new face as it had come into my old one.