1. To return to life; to recover life or strength; to live anew; to become reanimated or reinvigorated. "The Lord heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into again, and he revived." (1 Kings xvii. 22)
Origin: F. Revivere, L. Revivere; pref. Re- re- + vivere to live. See Vivid.
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)
4. To renew in the mind or memory; to bring to recollection; to recall attention to; to reawaken. "Revive the libels born to die." "The mind has a power in many cases to revive perceptions which it has once had." (Locke)
Origin: Cf. F. Reviver. See Revive.
(01 Mar 1998)
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