Definition for RE-VIVE

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.

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