Revive Re*vive", v. t. [Cf. F. reviver. See {Revive}, v. i.] 1. To restore, or bring again to life; to reanimate. [1913 Webster]

Those bodies, by reason of whose mortality we died, shall be revived. --Bp. Pearson. [1913 Webster]

2. To raise from coma, languor, depression, or discouragement; to bring into action after a suspension. [1913 Webster]

Those gracious words revive my drooping thoughts. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Your coming, friends, revives me. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. Hence, to recover from a state of neglect or disuse; as, to revive letters or learning. [1913 Webster]

4. To renew in the mind or memory; to bring to recollection; to recall attention to; to reawaken. ``Revive the libels born to die.'' --Swift. [1913 Webster]

The mind has a power in many cases to revive perceptions which it has once had. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

5. (Old Chem.) To restore or reduce to its natural or metallic state; as, to revive a metal after calcination. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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