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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Example sentences
Academe needs strategic guidance and managed involvement in order to revitalize
  our research programs.
Today with less than half the population around from the golden days, you can't
  revitalize.
With all the things going on in today's world, it is incredible how nature
  seems to always revitalize itself in grand fashion.
There may be ways for a city to reinvent and revitalize itself.
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