- to render active again; revive.
- to be active again.
Origin of reactivate
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Examples from the Web for reactivated
This addition ultimately “reactivated” that sector of the city.Frank Gehry Is Architecture’s Mad Genius
October 27, 2014
Of these, 100 were found to be properly investigated, but 432 cases were “reactivated.”'Toughest Sheriff in America' Battles to Keep His Job in Arizona
Terry Greene Sterling
December 14, 2011
The next evening I got an email from Facebook telling me that they had reviewed the situation and my account was reactivated.Facebook Kicked Me Out
February 16, 2009
Durability is every bit up for grabs when an old memory is reactivated as when a new one is first on the brink of being formed.How to Erase Your Memories
November 7, 2008
That unit was inactivated long ago and it has not been reactivated.Masters of Space
Edward Elmer Smith
Conn reactivated it and put it up above the tops of the vehicles.The Cosmic Computer
Henry Beam Piper
This indicates that the settlement at Berkeley had not yet been reactivated.The First Seventeen Years: Virginia 1607-1624
Charles E. Hatch
The 93d Infantry Division was reactivated in the spring of 1942 and the 92d the following fall.
The 2d Cavalry Division was reconstituted as an all-black unit and reactivated in February 1943.
- (tr) to make (something) active or functional again
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Word Origin and History for reactivated
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- To make active again.
- To restore the ability to function or the effectiveness of.
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