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- v. to restore something to an original state
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To restore to an original state.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To restore to the pristine or first state or condition.
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Few Renaissance humanists intended to repristinate the thought forms of antiquity, and fewer still can be said seriously to have adhered in any religious sense to the pagan mythologies so ubiquitous in their works.
"The few subsequent endeavors, tentative and half-hearted, to repristinate my venery were foredoomed, partly because I had feared they were, to failure: erection was incomplete, ejaculation without pleasure.