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From spirit +‎ -en.

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spiriten (third-person singular simple present spiritens, present participle spiritening, simple past and past participle spiritened)

  1. (transitive, intransitive, dialectal) To endue, enliven, or raise the spirit of; liven.
    • 2011, Foxfire Fund, Inc., Eliot Wigginton, Foxfire 4:
      Some traders would give 'em shots, feed 'em dynamite, make these old dead horses spiriten up. Take a piece of a stick of dynamite and mash it up in their feed. They say it'll spiriten 'em up. I've tried it, but I didn't think it done much good.

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