Definition for RE-VI'VAL

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.

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