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Give strength or energy to:‘the shower had invigorated her’
revitalize, energize, refresh, revive, vivify, brace, rejuvenate, enliven, liven up, perk up, wake up, animate, galvanize, electrify, stimulate, motivate, rouse, exhilarate, exciterally, hearten, uplift, encourage, fortify, strengthen, put new heart in, put new life in, put new strength inbuck up, pep up, give a new lease of life torevitalizing, energizing, refreshing, reviving, vivifying, bracing, rejuvenating, enlivening, restorativegalvanizing, electrifying, stimulating, rousing, exhilarating, excitingrallying, heartening, uplifting, encouraging, fortifying, strengthening, health-giving, healthy, tonicView synonyms
- ‘You forget how invigorating the natural environment is until you're right in the middle of it.’
- ‘Then a warm bath or shower can be taken which should always be followed by a cool rinse at the end to invigorate blood circulation and stimulate surface warmth.’
- ‘I think it will further strengthen and invigorate and refresh the Federal Ministry as we move through this year.’
- ‘Gels are commonplace from lime Jell-o to invigorating minty shower gels.’
- ‘This time the wit of Bertman's concept invigorates the cast's delightful performances.’
- ‘The walk invigorated her, readying her for the fight.’
- ‘Great writing for the theatre, be it Shakespeare, Chekhov or Miller, fuels and invigorates the performer as it's being spoken.’
- ‘Now and then I would be crushed in her embrace, before being given one of the most invigorating massages of my life.’
- ‘It's always very interesting to see how the ranch air invigorates people when they come down from Washington.’
- ‘I was thinking that perhaps this might be a picturesque quality: a rupture of the composure of the song that enriches and invigorates the pop formula used to create it.’
- ‘Just the thought of Williams returning to invigorate the offense is enough to get people talking.’
- ‘But it's really invigorating thing to do and there are lots of positive repercussions.’
- ‘Splash it generously all over your body to remove that hot, sticky feeling, and cool you down, and refresh and invigorate the skin.’
- ‘You leave feeling as if every part of your body has been pampered - you're invigorated from top to toe.’
- ‘There is nothing like life-threatening riots to enliven a man and invigorate life.’
- ‘A victorious Nato would ultimately emerge as a strengthened and invigorated alliance.’
- ‘It is also a chance to start building a new generation of theatre-goers as well as invigorating the current one.’
- ‘As the new congressional session gets into gear, a freshly invigorated gun control movement is preparing to act.’
- ‘It strengthens the lungs to resist the effects of sudden changes in the air, and it healthfully braces and invigorates the chest.’
- ‘Praising Jansenism or the products of its teaching remained an allusive way to proclaim the need for an animating conviction to invigorate liberal principles.’
Mid 17th century: from medieval Latin invigorat- made strong, from the verb invigorare, from in- towards + Latin vigorare make strong (from vigor vigour).
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