revivify

[ri-viv-uh-fahy]
verb (used with object), revivified, revivifying.
to restore to life; give new life to; revive; reanimate.

Origin:
1665–75; < French révivifier < Late Latin revīvificāre. See re-, vivify

revivification [ri-viv-uh-fi-key-shuhn] , noun
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revivify (rɪˈvɪvɪˌfaɪ)
 
vb , -fies, -fying, -fied
(tr) to give new life or spirit to; revive
 
revivifi'cation
 
n

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High rise condos on the waterfront were cited as the only way to revivify our failing city.
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