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invigorate

[in-vig-uh-reyt] /ɪnˈvɪg əˌreɪt/
verb (used with object), invigorated, invigorating.
1.
to give vigor to; fill with life and energy; energize.
Origin
1640-1650
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.
Synonyms
strengthen, vitalize. See animate.
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Examples from the web for invigorated
  • But of late, since the night of his vigil, all her sympathies towards him had been both softened and invigorated.
  • He shrugged when asked if he had found any good deals, and looked more exhausted than invigorated.
  • It's a privilege to tune in and feel invigorated on this blog.
  • The end result was a depressed and failing neighborhood that was revitalized and invigorated, and the arts led the way.
  • Walking along the beaches, or the parks, you will feel invigorated by this program.
British Dictionary definitions for invigorated

invigorate

/ɪnˈvɪɡəˌreɪt/
verb
1.
(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 invigorated

invigorate

v.

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

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