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verb (used with object), re·lived, re·liv·ing.
  1. to experience again, as an emotion.
  2. to live (one's life) again.
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verb (used without object), re·lived, re·liv·ing.
  1. to live again.
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Origin of relive

First recorded in 1540–50; re- + live1
Related formsre·liv·a·ble, adjective
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Related Words for reliving

remembrance, recollection, anecdote, hallucination, memory, commemorate, get, recall, recognize, remind, learn, relive, portray, imitate, clone, recreate, reflect, emulate, duplicate, repeat

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British Dictionary definitions for reliving


  1. (tr) to experience (a sensation, event, etc) again, esp in the imagination
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Derived Formsrelivable, adjective
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Word Origin and History for reliving



1540s, "to come to life again" (also "to restore to life again"), from re- "back, again" + live (v.). Meaning "to experience over again" is attested from c.1711. Related: Relived; reliving.

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