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reopen

[ree-oh-puh n] /riˈoʊ pən/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
to open again.
2.
to start again; resume:
to reopen an argument; to reopen an attack.
Origin
1725-1735
1725-35; re- + open
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Examples from the web for reopened
  • The remains were discovered when these mines were reopened in modern mining attempts.
  • The former odeon cinema has recently been reopened as parkway cinema.
  • Of the casinos that were located in biloxi, eight have reopened since katrina.
  • At the cessation of hostilities it was reopened as the first imperial war museum.
British Dictionary definitions for reopened

reopen

/riːˈəʊpən/
verb
1.
to open or cause to open again
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Word Origin and History for reopened

reopen

v.

1733 (transitive), from re- "again" + open (v.). Intransitive sense from 1830. Related: Reopened; reopening.

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