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reanimate

[ree-an-uh-meyt] /ˌriˈæn əˌmeɪt/
verb (used with object), reanimated, reanimating.
1.
to restore to life; resuscitate.
2.
to give fresh vigor, spirit, or courage to.
3.
to stimulate to renewed activity.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; re- + animate
Related forms
reanimation, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for re-animate

reanimate

/riːˈænɪmeɪt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to refresh or enliven (something) again: to reanimate their enervated lives
2.
to bring back to life
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Word Origin and History for re-animate
v.

also reanimate, 1610s, in spiritual and physical sense, from re- "back, again" + animate (v.) "to endow with life." Related: Reanimated; reanimating.

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