Reviving
Revive Re*vive", v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Revived}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Reviving}.] [F. revivere, L. revivere; pref. re- re- + vivere to live. See {Vivid}.] 1. To return to life; to recover life or strength; to live anew; to become reanimated or reinvigorated. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Lord heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into again, and he revived. --1 Kings xvii. 22. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, to recover from a state of oblivion, obscurity, neglect, or depression; as, classical learning revived in the fifteenth century. [1913 Webster]

3. (Old Chem.) To recover its natural or metallic state, as a metal. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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