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[in-vig-uh-reyt] /ɪnˈvɪg əˌreɪt/
verb (used with object), invigorated, invigorating.
to give vigor to; fill with life and energy; energize.
Origin of invigorate
1640-50; in-2 + obsolete vigorate invigorated; see vigor, -ate1
Related forms
invigoratingly, adverb
invigoration, noun
invigorative, adjective
invigoratively, adverb
invigorator, noun
reinvigorate, verb (used with object), reinvigorated, reinvigorating.
reinvigoration, noun
uninvigorated, adjective
uninvigorating, adjective
uninvigorative, adjective
uninvigoratively, adverb
Can be confused
energize, enervate, innervate, invigorate.
strengthen, vitalize. See animate. Unabridged
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  • Internally, it could beautify and perhaps even invigorate the working environment.
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  • Some systems have spent federal stimulus money to invigorate summer school.
  • The diamond district does not particularly need a gold rush to invigorate its sidewalks.
  • More jobs and higher pay would invigorate consumer spending.
  • Natural strains and careful matchmaking invigorate the genetic lineage of stocked muskellunge.
  • It's also used to invigorate degraded habitat and replenish low stream flows.
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British Dictionary definitions for invigorate


(transitive) to give vitality and vigour to; animate; brace; refresh: to be invigorated by fresh air
Derived Forms
invigorating, adjective
invigoratingly, adverb
invigoration, noun
invigorative, adjective
invigoratively, adverb
invigorator, noun
Word Origin
C17: from in-² + Latin vigorvigour
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Word Origin and History for invigorate

1640s, from in- (2) + vigor + -ate (2). Earlier verb was envigor (1610s). Related: Invigorated; invigorating.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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