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Pronunciation : Re*vive"
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [F. revivere, L. revivere; pref. re- re- + vivere to live. See Vivid.]
Definition : 1. To return to life; to recover life or strength; to live anew; to become reanimated or reinvigorated. Shak. The Lord heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into again, and he revived. 1 Kings xvii. 22.

2. Hence, to recover from a state of oblivion, obscurity, neglect, or depression; as, classical learning revived in the fifteenth century.

3. (Old Chem.)

Defn: To recover its natural or metallic state, as a metal.

i. [imp. & p. p. Revived; p. pr. & vb. n. Reviving.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Re*vive"
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [Cf. F. reviver. See Revive, v. i.]
Definition : 1. To restore, or bring again to life; to reanimate. Those bodies, by reason of whose mortality we died, shall be revived. Bp. Pearson.

2. To raise from coma,, languor, depression, or discouragement; to bring into action after a suspension. Those gracious words revive my drooping thoughts. Shak. Your coming, friends, revives me. Milton.

3. Hence, to recover from a state of neglect or disuse; as, to revive letters or learning.

4. To renew in the mind or memory; to bring to recollection; to recall attention to; to reawaken. "Revive the libels born to die." Swift. The mind has a power in many cases to revive perceptions which it has once had. Locke.

5. (Old Chem.)

Defn: To restore or reduce to its natural or metallic state; as, to revive a metal after calcination.

t.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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