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Pronunciation: re-viv'i-fi-ka'shun


  1. Renewal of life and strength.
  2. Refreshening the edges of a wound by paring or scraping to promote healing.

Synonym(s): revivescence

[L. re-, again, + vivo, to live, + facio, to make]

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