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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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for reinvigorating
Historical Examples
  • They do not decline a reinvigorating article of faith, because it is not a system, nor do they measure a deliverer by syllogism.

    Voltaire John Morley
  • His gestures were so eloquent, his sigh so expressive and so reinvigorating, that I waited until he had given complete vent to it.

  • The invasion of one race by another was nature's ancient way of reinvigorating a people.

    Imaginations and Reveries (A.E.) George William Russell
  • The mountain air of Estes; the elixir compounded by nature for reinvigorating battling civilization!

    Chiquita, an American Novel Merrill Tileston
  • Out of reinvigorating men toward the taking of many small actions develops the possibility of large and decisive action.

    The Armed Forces Officer U. S. Department of Defense
British Dictionary definitions for reinvigorating


(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 reinvigorating



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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