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reactivate

[ree-ak-tuh-veyt]
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verb (used with object), re·ac·ti·vat·ed, re·ac·ti·vat·ing.
  1. to render active again; revive.
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verb (used without object), re·ac·ti·vat·ed, re·ac·ti·vat·ing.
  1. to be active again.
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Origin of reactivate

First recorded in 1900–05; re- + activate
Related formsre·ac·ti·va·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for re-activation

reactivate

verb
  1. (tr) to make (something) active or functional again
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Derived Formsreactivation, noun
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Word Origin and History for re-activation

reactivate

v.

1902, from re- "back, again" + activate. Related: Reactivated; reactivating; reactivation.

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re-activation in Medicine

reactivate

(rē-ăktə-vāt′)
v.
  1. To make active again.
  2. To restore the ability to function or the effectiveness of.
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Related formsre•ac′ti•vation n.
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