verb (used with object)
to raise from the dead; bring to life again.
to bring back into use, practice, etc.: to resurrect an ancient custom.
verb (used without object)
to rise from the dead.

1765–75; back formation from resurrection

resurrector, noun
unresurrected, adjective Unabridged
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resurrect (ˌrɛzəˈrɛkt)
1.  to rise or raise from the dead; bring or be brought back to life
2.  (tr) to bring back into use or activity; revive: to resurrect an ancient law
3.  (tr) to renew (one's hopes, etc)
4.  facetious (tr) (formerly) to exhume and steal (a body) from its grave, esp in order to sell it

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