Definition of revivify in English:

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Pronunciation: /rɪˈvɪvɪfʌɪ/

verb (revivifies, revivifying, revivified)

[with object]
Give new life or vigour to: they revivified a wine industry that had all but vanished
More example sentences
  • Other areas of the city which have suffered during the demise of Glasgow's heavy industries have been revivified.
  • Enveloped in duende, the nihilism of Levis's poetry negated beliefs and consolations, but it did so to revivify our humanity and refresh the abilities of poetry.
  • He's been in Dunedin revivifying his flagging spirits with the pre-Raphaelite exhibition, but it already seems to have worn off.



Pronunciation: /rɪvɪvɪfɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • Yet the advent of a swimming mishap, a recession, a war, a tsunami or a bout of pancreatitis can sometimes be the stuff of which revivifications are made.
  • Any revivification of active citizenship in Australia and elsewhere depends at least partly on the provision of the actual public infrastructure necessary for its realisation.
  • Maybe the nation really has put Vietnam behind it, despite the current attempts at revivification.


Late 17th century: from French revivifier or late Latin revivificare (see re-, vivify).

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