revivification

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare French révivification.

Noun[edit]

revivification (countable and uncountable, plural revivifications)

  1. The act of reviving; restoration of life.
  2. (chemistry, obsolete) The reduction of a metal from a state of combination to its metallic state.
    • 1643, Sir Thomas Browne, Religio Medici:
      I have often beheld as a miracle, that artificiall resurrection and revivification of Mercury, how being mortified into a thousand shapes, it assumes again its owne, and returns to its numericall selfe.