- to render active again; revive.
- to be active again.
Origin of reactivate
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Related Wordsrejuvenation, revitalization, awakening, cheering, consolation, quickening, rebirth, recovery, regeneration, renaissance, renascence, renewal, restoration, resurgence, resurrection, resuscitation, revivification, invigoration, reanimation, recrudescence
Examples from the Web for reactivation
He called this phenomenon of reactivation or secondary exaggeration of infantile reminiscences "regression."
- (tr) to make (something) active or functional again
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Word Origin and History for reactivation
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- To make active again.
- To restore the ability to function or the effectiveness of.
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