A dip in the ocean in January is horrifying to some people but invigorating to others. Invigorating describes something that makes you feel strong and revitalized.

A long walk, rousing music, a drink of water when you're thirsty — all of these can be invigorating, or deeply refreshing. Invigorating contains the word vigor, which means a hearty strength. You can talk about any activity that might give you that kind of strength as invigorating. Invigorating comes from the same root as vigorous, the Latin vigere, which means "be lively, flourish, or thrive".

Definitions of invigorating

adj imparting strength and vitality

“the invigorating mountain air”
animating, enlivening
giving spirit and vivacity
bracing, brisk, fresh, refreshful, refreshing, tonic
imparting vitality and energy
used of a medicine that is strengthening
exhilarating, stimulating
making lively and cheerful
life-giving, vitalizing
giving or having the power to give life and spirit
renewing, restorative, revitalising, revitalizing, reviving
tending to impart new life and vigor to
rousing or quickening activity or the senses
impairing the strength and vitality
debilitative, enervating, enfeebling, weakening
causing debilitation
draining, exhausting
having a debilitating effect
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