Revive

Definition of Revive

Re`vive´
v. i.1.To return to life; to recover life or strength; to live anew; to become reanimated or reinvigorated.
[imp. & p. p. Revived ; p. pr. & vb. n. Reviving.]
The Lord heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into again, and he revived.
- 1 Kings xvii. 22.
2.Hence, to recover from a state of oblivion, obscurity, neglect, or depression; as, classical learning revived in the fifteenth century.
3.(Old Chem.) To recover its natural or metallic state, as a metal.
v. t.1.To restore, or bring again to life; to reanimate.
Those bodies, by reason of whose mortality we died, shall be revived.
- Bp. Pearson.
2.To raise from coma, languor, depression, or discouragement; to bring into action after a suspension.
Those gracious words revive my drooping thoughts.
- Shak.
Your coming, friends, revives me.
- Milton.
3.Hence, to recover from a state of neglect or disuse; as, to revive letters or learning.
4.To renew in the mind or memory; to bring to recollection; to recall attention to; to reawaken.
The mind has a power in many cases to revive perceptions which it has once had.
- Locke.
5.(Old Chem.) To restore or reduce to its natural or metallic state; as, to revive a metal after calcination.

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