[ ree-spawn ]
/ riˈspɔn /

verb (used without object)

(of a character or item in a video game) to reenter an existing game environment at a fixed point after having been defeated or otherwise removed from play:If another player character has already opened the treasure chest, you will have to wait a few minutes for the chest to respawn.


of or relating to the respawning of a character or item in a video game:the respawn rate;respawn animations.


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Origin of respawn

First recorded in 1990–95; re- + spawn Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020