Invigorate In*vig"or*ate ([i^]n*v[i^]g"[~e]r*[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Invigorated} ([i^]n*v[i^]g"[~e]r*[=a]`t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Invigorating}.] [Pref. in- in + vigor.] To give vigor to; to strengthen; to animate; to give life and energy to. [1913 Webster]

Christian graces and virtues they can not be, unless fed, invigorated, and animated by universal charity. --Atterbury.

Syn: To refresh; animate; exhilarate; stimulate. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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