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[ree-an-uh-meyt] /ˌriˈæn əˌmeɪt/
verb (used with object), reanimated, reanimating.
to restore to life; resuscitate.
to give fresh vigor, spirit, or courage to.
to stimulate to renewed activity.
Origin of reanimate
First recorded in 1605-15; re- + animate
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reanimation, noun Unabridged
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  • According to all of the Evangelists it was merely a reanimation of his undecayed body.

    The Christ John Eleazer Remsburg
  • Upon which he answered that he did not understand the art of reanimation.

  • That was most wonderful—like a new birth, rather than a reanimation.

    The Devil's Garden

    W. B. Maxwell
  • And now behold what a miracle of reanimation may be wrought by a few handfuls of bread grain!

    The Master of Appleby

    Francis Lynde
  • If reanimation follows comatose states, why should it not follow death?

  • But this reanimation of energy was but a transient phenomenoa It did not survive the first freshness of its exciting cause.

  • Having opened his father's casque, he was rejoiced to see him give symptoms of reanimation.

    Anne of Geierstein Walter Scott
  • His bosom began to heave, his breath issued forth more freely, his glazed eyes showed signs of reanimation.

    The Guerilla Chief Mayne Reid
  • The fort, showing signs of reanimation, was treated to another bombardment, which effectually settled it.

    A Gunner Aboard the "Yankee"

    Russell Doubleday
  • I experienced a sudden rush of blood to my temples—a giddy and overpowering sense of deliverance and reanimation.

British Dictionary definitions for reanimation


verb (transitive)
to refresh or enliven (something) again: to reanimate their enervated lives
to bring back to life
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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