refocillate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Latin refocillō, a by-form of refocilō.

Verb[edit]

refocillate (third-person singular simple present refocillates, present participle refocillating, simple past and past participle refocillated)

  1. (obsolete) To revive or refresh.
    • 1761: by sinking into it, quoth Paræus, as into so much butter, the nose was comforted, nourish'd, plump'd up, refresh'd, refocillated, and set a growing for ever. — Laurence Sterne, The Life & Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, vol. 3 (Penguin 2003, p. 211)
    • 1974: ‘The works,’ Enderby said, with refocillated energy. ‘Ah, yes.’ — Anthony Burgess, The Clockwork Testament

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

refocillāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of refocillō