reactivate

[ree-ak-tuh-veyt]
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verb (used without object), re·ac·ti·vat·ed, re·ac·ti·vat·ing.
  1. to be active again.

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

verb
  1. (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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

reactivation in Medicine

reactivate

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