verb (used with object), reanimated, reanimating.
to restore to life; resuscitate.
to give fresh vigor, spirit, or courage to.
to stimulate to renewed activity.

1605–15; re- + animate

reanimation, noun Unabridged
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reanimate (riːˈænɪmeɪt)
1.  to refresh or enliven (something) again: to reanimate their enervated lives
2.  to bring back to life

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Word Origin & History

1611, in spiritual and physical sense, from re- "back, again" + animate (v.) "to endow with life."
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Example sentences
Mummification was used to preserve the body so that the deceased's eternal soul would be able to reanimate it in the afterlife.
The brain remains far too complex an organ for modern medicine to master, let alone reanimate after parts of it die off.
Cases have been recorded in which recently infected subjects, deceased by means other than the virus, will nonetheless reanimate.
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