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verb (used with object), re·an·i·mat·ed, re·an·i·mat·ing.
  1. to restore to life; resuscitate.
  2. to give fresh vigor, spirit, or courage to.
  3. to stimulate to renewed activity.
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Origin of reanimate

First recorded in 1605–15; re- + animate
Related formsre·an·i·ma·tion, noun
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Related Words for reanimation

resurgence, recovery, rejuvenation, renewal, renaissance, restoration, revitalization, resurrection, revival, refurbishment, rehabilitation, reconstruction, renovation, repatriation, reinstatement, rebirth, regeneration, reactivation, resuscitation, renascence

Examples from the Web for reanimation

Historical Examples of reanimation

  • 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!

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

British Dictionary definitions for reanimation


verb (tr)
  1. to refresh or enliven (something) againto reanimate their enervated lives
  2. to bring back to life
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