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verb (used with object), re·ac·ti·vat·ed, re·ac·ti·vat·ing.
- to render active again; revive.
verb (used without object), re·ac·ti·vat·ed, re·ac·ti·vat·ing.Related formsre·ac·ti·va·tion, noun
- to be active again.
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Examples from the Web for reactivate
If Venex 17's head had been severed for less than three weeks he could reactivate it.
My thought then, as I explained to Fles, was to reactivate the factory and sell my product to the sightseers.
British Dictionary definitions for reactivate
Derived Formsreactivation, noun
- (tr) to make (something) active or functional again
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Word Origin and History for reactivate
1902, from re- "back, again" + activate. Related: Reactivated; reactivating; reactivation.
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Related formsre•ac′ti•va′tion n.
- To make active again.
- To restore the ability to function or the effectiveness of.
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