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
Recently, though, the historic downtown district has been revitalized with
  antiques shops.
When they were able to remove senescent cells from mice, the little rodents
  were revitalized.
The premise is that these small towns need to be saved or revitalized.
But these days, the ancient art is being revitalized by another form of
  expression: math.
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