Re*vive", v. t. [Cf. F. reviver. See Revive, v. i.] 1. To restore, or bring again to life; to reanimate.
Those bodies, by reason of whose mortality we died, shall be revived.Bp. Pearson.
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.
3. Hence, to recover from a state of neglect or disuse; as, to
revive letters or learning.
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.
(Old Chem.) To restore or reduce to its natural or metallic state; as, to
revive a metal after calcination.
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