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[ree-liv] /riˈlɪv/
verb (used with object), relived, reliving.
to experience again, as an emotion.
to live (one's life) again.
verb (used without object), relived, reliving.
to live again.
Origin of relive
1540-50; re- + live1
Related forms
relivable, adjective Unabridged
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  • Then she relived the days and nights of torment when she had walked the floor wringing her hands, barely eating and sleeping.

  • They had relived a dozen moving incidents by flood and field.

    The Brown Mouse Herbert Quick
  • Then Farwell relived his life, while the wood crumbled to ashes and the moon came up over the hills.

    The Place Beyond the Winds Harriet T. Comstock
  • She now saw him from the commencement of that scene and relived what she had then felt.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • Every day of your unlived youth shall be relived with love, but such a love as youth could never know.

    Hungry Hearts Anzia Yezierska
British Dictionary definitions for relived


(transitive) to experience (a sensation, event, etc) again, esp in the imagination
Derived Forms
relivable, adjective
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Word Origin and History for relived



1540s, "to come to life again" (also "to restore to life again"), from re- "back, again" + live (v.). Meaning "to experience over again" is attested from c.1711. Related: Relived; reliving.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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