Re·vive v. i. [imp. & p. p. Revived p. pr. & vb. n. Reviving.]
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.
2. Hence, to recover from a state of oblivion, obscurity, neglect, or depression; as, classical learning revived in the fifteenth century.
3. Old Chem. To recover its natural or metallic state, as a metal.
Re·viv·ing a. & n. Returning or restoring to life or vigor; reanimating. --Milton. -- Re*viv*ing*ly, adv.
adj : tending to impart new life and vigor to; "the renewing
warmth of the sunshine" [syn: renewing, restorative,