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)
or metallic state; as, to revive a metal after calcination.
Origin: Cf. F. Reviver. See Revive.