reactivate

[ ree-ak-tuh-veyt ]
/ riˈæk təˌveɪt /

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.

to be active again.

Nearby words

  1. reaction time,
  2. reaction turbine,
  3. reaction, chemical,
  4. reaction-formation,
  5. reactionary,
  6. reactive,
  7. reactive component,
  8. reactive depression,
  9. reactive hyperemia,
  10. reactive schizophrenia

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 reactivation

reactivate

/ (rɪˈæktɪˌveɪt) /

verb

(tr) to make (something) active or functional again
Derived Formsreactivation, noun

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Word Origin and History for reactivation

reactivate

v.

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

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Medicine definitions for reactivation

reactivate

[ rē-ăktə-vāt′ ]

v.

To make active again.
To restore the ability to function or the effectiveness of.
Related formsre•ac′ti•vation n.


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