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REV'EL, verb intransitive [Latin rabo, rabio, to rage, whence rabies, rabid.]

1. To feast with loose and clamorous merriment; to carouse; to act the bacchanalian.

Antony, that revels long o'nights.

2. To move playfully or without regularity.

REV'EL, noun A feast with loose and noisy jollity.

Some men ruin the fabric of their bodies by incessant revels.

REVEL', verb transitive [Latin revello; re and vello, to pull.]

To draw back; to retract; to make a revulsion.