Dictionary: RE-VI'SOR – RE'VOICE

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In Russia, one who has taken the number of inhabitants. – Tooke.


That reviews; having power to revive. – Judge Story.

RE-VI'VAL, n. [from revive.]

  1. Return, recall or recover in life from death, or apparent death; as, the revival of a drowned person.
  2. Return or recall to activity, from a state of languor; as, the revival of spirits.
  3. Recall, return or recovery from a state of neglect, oblivion, obscurity or depression; as, the revival of letters or learning.
  4. Renewed and more active attention to religion; an awakening of men to their spiritual concerns.


A minister of the gospel who promotes revivals of religion. – Reed and Matheson.

RE-VIVE, v.i. [Fr. revivre; L. revivisco; re and vivo, to live.]

  1. To return to life; to recover life. The soul of the child came into him again, and he revived. – 1 Kings xvii. Rom. xiv.
  2. To recover new life or vigor; to be reanimated after depression. When he saw the wagons which Joseph had sent to carry him, the spirit of Jacob their father revived. – Gen. xiv.
  3. To recover from a state of neglect, oblivion, obscurity or depression. Learning revived in Europe after the middle ages.
  4. In chimistry, to recover its natural state as a metal. Sin revives, when the conscience is awakened by a conviction of guilt. – Rom. vii.

RE-VIVE, v.t.

  1. To bring again to life; to reanimate. – Milton.
  2. To raise from languor, depression or discouragement; to arouse; as, to revive the spirits or courage.
  3. To renew; to bring into action after a suspension; as, to revive a project or scheme that had been laid aside.
  4. To renew in the mind or memory; to recall. The mind has the power in many cases to revive ideas or perceptions, which it has once had. Locke.
  5. To recover from a state of neglect or depression; as, to revive letters or learning.
  6. To recomfort; to quicken; to refresh with joy or hope. Wilt thou not revive us again? – Ps. lxxxv.
  7. To bring again into notice. Revive the libels born to die. – Swift.
  8. In chimistry, to restore or reduce to its natural state or to its metallic state; as, to revive a metal after calcination.

RE-VIV-ED, pp.

Brought to life; reanimated; renewed: recovered; quickened; cheered; reduced to a metallic state.


That which revives; that which invigorates or refreshes; one that redeems from neglect or depression.

RE-VIV'I-FI-CATE, v.t. [Fr. revivifier; L. re and vivifico; vivus, alive, and facio, to make.]

To revive; to recall or restore to life. [Little used.]


  1. Renewal of life; restoration of a life; or the act of recalling to life. – Spectator.
  2. In chimistry, the reduction of a metal from a state of combination, to its metallic state.


Recalled to life; reanimated.

RE-VIV'I-FY, v.t. [Fr. revivifier.]

  1. To recall to life; to reanimate. – Stackhouse.
  2. To give new life or vigor to.


Giving new life or vigor to.

RE-VIV-ING, ppr.

Bringing to life again; reanimating; renewing; recalling to the memory; recovering from neglect or depression; refreshing with joy or hope; reducing to a metallic state.


In a reviving manner. – Coleridge.


Renewal of life; return to life. – Burnet.


Reviving; regaining or restoring life, or action. – Darwin.


In law, the reviving of a suit which is abated by the death of any of the parties. This is done by a bill of revivor. – Blackstone.

REV'O-CA-BLE, a. [Fr. from L. revocabilis. See Revoke.]

That may be recalled or revoked; that may be repealed or annulled; as, a revocable edict or grant.


The quality of being revocable.

REV'O-CA-BLY, adv.

In a revocable manner.

REV'O-CATE, v.t. [L. revoco; re and voco, to call.]

To recall; to call back. [Not in use. See Revoke.]

REV-O-CA'TION, n. [Fr. from L. revocatio.]

  1. The act of recalling or calling back; as, the revocation of Calvin. – Hooker.
  2. State of being recalled. Howell.
  3. Repeal; reversal; as, the revocation of the edict of Nantz. A law may cease to operate without an express revocation. So we speak of the revocation of a will, of a use, of a devise, &c.


Revoking; recalling.

RE'VOICE, v.t.

To refurnish with a voice; to refit an organ-pipe, so as to restore its proper quality of tone.