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Definition of revivify verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

revivify

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈvɪvɪfaɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈvɪvɪfaɪ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they revivify
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈvɪvɪfaɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈvɪvɪfaɪ//
 
he / she / it revivifies
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈvɪvɪfaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈvɪvɪfaɪz//
 
past simple revivified
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈvɪvɪfaɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈvɪvɪfaɪd//
 
past participle revivified
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈvɪvɪfaɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈvɪvɪfaɪd//
 
-ing form revivifying
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈvɪvɪfaɪɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈvɪvɪfaɪɪŋ//
 
 
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revivify something (formal) to give new life or health to something synonym revitalize Word Origin late 17th cent.: from French revivifier or late Latin revivificare (from re- and vivify, from French vivifier, from late Latin vivificare, from Latin vivus ‘living’, from vivere ‘to live’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: revivify