Definition for RE-VIVE

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.

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