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revive

[ri-vahyv] /rɪˈvaɪv/
verb (used with object), revived, reviving.
1.
to activate, set in motion, or take up again; renew:
to revive old feuds.
2.
to restore to life or consciousness:
We revived him with artificial respiration.
3.
to put on or show (an old play or motion picture) again.
4.
to make operative or valid again.
5.
to bring back into notice, use, or currency:
to revive a subject of discussion.
6.
to quicken or renew in the mind; bring back:
to revive memories.
7.
to reanimate or cheer (the spirit, heart, etc., or a person).
8.
Chemistry. to restore or reduce to the natural or uncombined state, as a metal.
verb (used without object), revived, reviving.
9.
to return to life, consciousness, vigor, strength, or a flourishing condition.
10.
to recover from financial depression.
11.
to be quickened, restored, or renewed, as hope, confidence, suspicions, or memories.
12.
to return to notice, use, or currency, as a subject, practice, or doctrine.
13.
to become operative or valid again.
14.
Chemistry. to recover the natural or uncombined state, as a metal.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English reviven < Latin revīvere to live again, equivalent to re- re- + vīvere to live, be alive; cf. vital
Related forms
revivable, adjective
revivability, noun
revivably, adverb
reviver, noun
revivingly, adverb
unrevivable, adjective
unrevived, adjective
Synonyms
1, 4. reactivate. 2. revitalize, reanimate, resuscitate. 6. rouse, refresh.
Antonyms
2. kill.
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  • It is dead, and agrobusiness has no interests in reviving it.
  • We would be much better off putting those tax dollars into reviving our community colleges.
  • As the quality of students entering college decreases, so does the chance of reviving a dying discipline.
  • It's reviving it-and pushing our literacy in bold new directions.
  • But it does say reviving a phone dropped in the toilet isn't out of the question.
  • Critics from both left and right have pointed out the worrisome consequences of reviving the hereditary principle.
  • We have succeeded in reviving the old conflict of the suppression, in reopening the case that had already been decided.
  • For several days he was as good as dead, reviving only under the careful nursing of his family.
  • Relatively few animals have been reported dead, however, reviving speculation that animals somehow sense impending disaster.
  • He has a dream of reviving and invigorating his language, now spoken by fewer than half of his people.
British Dictionary definitions for reviving

revive

/rɪˈvaɪv/
verb
1.
to bring or be brought back to life, consciousness, or strength; resuscitate or be resuscitated: revived by a drop of whisky
2.
to give or assume new vitality; flourish again or cause to flourish again
3.
to make or become operative or active again: the youth movement was revived
4.
to bring or come into use or currency again: to revive a language
5.
(transitive) to take up again: he revived his old hobby
6.
to bring or come back to mind
7.
(transitive) (theatre) to mount a new production of (an old play)
Derived Forms
revivable, adjective
revivability, noun
revivably, adverb
reviver, noun
reviving, adjective
revivingly, adverb
Word Origin
C15: from Old French revivre to live again, from Latin revīvere, from re- + vīvere to live; see vivid
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Word Origin and History for reviving

revive

v.

early 15c., "return to consciousness; restore to health," from Middle French revivre (10c.), from Latin revivere "to live again," from re- "again" (see re-) + vivere "to live" (see vital). Meaning "bring back to notice or fashion" is from mid-15c. Related: Revived; reviving.

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reviving in Medicine

revive re·vive (rĭ-vīv')
v. re·vived, re·viv·ing, re·vives

  1. To bring back to life or consciousness; resuscitate.

  2. To regain health, vigor, or good spirits.

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