verb (reviv, ing)
- To return to life; to recover life or strength; to live anew; to become reanimated or reinvigorated.
Etymology: revivere, revivere; prefix re- re- + vivere to live. See vivid.
- The Lord heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into again, and he revived. 1 Kings xvii. 22.
- Hence, to recover from a state of oblivion, obscurity, neglect, or depression; as, classical learning revived in the fifteenth century.
- To recover its natural or metallic state, as a metal.
- To restore, or bring again to life; to reanimate.
- To raise from coma, languor, depression, or discouragement; to bring into action after a suspension.
- Hence, to recover from a state of neglect or disuse; as, to revive letters or learning.
- To renew in the mind or memory; to bring to recollection; to recall attention to; to reawaken.
- To restore or reduce to its natural or metallic state; as, to revive a metal after calcination.
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