The act of reviving, or the state of being revived. Specifically:

Renewed attention to something, as to letters or literature.

Renewed performance of, or interest in, something, as the drama and literature.

Renewed interest in religion, after indifference and decline; a period of religious awakening; special religious interest.

Reanimation from a state of langour or depression; applied to the health, spirits, and the like.

Renewed pursuit, or cultivation, or flourishing state of something, as of commerce, arts, agriculture.

Renewed prevalence of something, as a practice or a fashion.

Restoration of force, validity, or effect; renewal; as, the revival of a debt barred by limitation; the revival of a revoked will, etc.

Revivification, as of a metal. See Revivification.

Origin: From Revive.

(01 Mar 1998)

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