Definition of reviviscence in US English:

reviviscence

(also revivescence)

noun

  • 1Return to animation or life following dormancy or death.

  • 2Revival; restoration to a flourishing or vigorous condition.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Donne (1572–1631), poet and Church of England clergyman. From post-classical Latin reviviscentia revival, return to life from classical Latin revīvīscent-, revīvīscēns, present participle of revīvīscere to revive + -ia; compare -ence. Compare French réviviscence, Italian reviviscenza.

Pronunciation

reviviscence

/ˌrɛvɪˈvɪsns/