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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.
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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Examples from the web for reinvigorated
  • In addition, the reinvigorated privatization process has met with success.
  • Some professors attend one workshop, try one new trick, and consider their teaching reinvigorated.
  • He reinvigorated the nuclear arms race and on numerous occasions came perilously close to blowing up the world.
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  • It also has reinvigorated calls to drain the lake altogether.
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  • But the shock seems to have reinvigorated the trade ministry.
  • Its dangerous neighborhoods can be redesigned and, hopefully, reinvigorated.
  • But that doesn't mean a return to the moon shouldn't be part of a reinvigorated human spaceflight program.
  • The peace process has to be reinvigorated and brought to an early, successful and final conclusion.
British Dictionary definitions for reinvigorated


(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 reinvigorated



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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