re vitalize

revitalize

[ree-vahyt-l-ahyz]
verb (used with object), revitalized, revitalizing.
1.
to give new life to.
2.
to give new vitality or vigor to.
Also, especially British, revitalise.


Origin:
1855–60; re- + vitalize

revitalization, noun
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revitalize or revitalise (riːˈvaɪtəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
(tr) to restore vitality or animation to
 
revitalise or revitalise
 
vb
 
revitali'zation or revitalise
 
n
 
revitali'sation or revitalise
 
n

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revitalize
1858, from re- "back, again" + vitalize (see vital).
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