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

     

    invigorate

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈvɪɡəreɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈvɪɡəreɪt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they invigorate
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈvɪɡəreɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈvɪɡəreɪt//
     
    he / she / it invigorates
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈvɪɡəreɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈvɪɡəreɪts//
     
    past simple invigorated
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈvɪɡəreɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈvɪɡəreɪtɪd//
     
    past participle invigorated
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈvɪɡəreɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈvɪɡəreɪtɪd//
     
    -ing form invigorating
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈvɪɡəreɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈvɪɡəreɪtɪŋ//
     
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  1. 1[often passive] invigorate somebody to make somebody feel healthy and full of energy The cold water invigorated him. They felt refreshed and invigorated after the walk. See related entries: Energetic, Hobbies
  2. 2invigorate something to make a situation, an organization, etc. efficient and successful They are looking into ways of invigorating the department.
  3. Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from medieval Latin invigorat- ‘made strong’, from the verb invigorare, from in- ‘towards’ + Latin vigorare ‘make strong’ (from vigor ‘vigour’).
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