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
The time is long overdue for this administration to focus on getting serious
  about revitalizing our financial future.
Subsequently, administrators and faculty members took yet another look at
  revitalizing the arts curriculum.
We're focusing on new technologies revitalizing an old, generally unloved
  gadget.
The resulting popular mandate shifts some of the billions once earmarked for
  defense toward revitalizing education.
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