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Spanish Word of the Day: Avivar

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Avivar

Léxico relacionado con el fuego

Spanish Vocabulary Builder 9/9/2006
Word: Avivar
(a-vi-VAR), verbo transitivo.
English: To stoke up
Etymology: De a y vivo.
Meaning: 1. Dar viveza, excitar, animar.
2. Fig. Encender, acalorar.
3. Fig. Tratándose del fuego, hacer que arda más.
Topic:Léxico relacionado con el fuego
Example:

"La criada sabía todas las historias y avivabael fuego cuando la historia crecía."
(Rafael Sánchez Ferlosio. Alfahuí. Destinolibro 47)

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