renovation


renovation

verb (used with object), ren·o·vat·ed, ren·o·vat·ing.

  1. to restore to good condition; make new or as if new again; repair.
  2. to reinvigorate; refresh; revive.

adjective

  1. Archaic. renovated.

verb (tr)

  1. to restore (something) to good conditionto renovate paintings
  2. to revive or refresh (one’s spirits, health, etc)
n.

c.1400, renovacyoun “spiritual rebirth,” also “rebuilding, reconstruction,” from Middle French renovation (13c.), or directly from Latin renovationem (nominative renovatio) “a renewing, renewal; a rest,” noun of action from past participle stem of renovare “renew, restore,” from re- “again” (see re-) + novare “make new,” from novus “new” (see new).

v.

1520s, back-formation from renovation, or else from Latin renovatus, past participle of renovare “renew, restore” (see renovation). Related: Renovated; renovating.

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