Definition of reactivate in English:

reactivate

Line breaks: re|acti¦vate
Pronunciation: /rɪˈaktɪveɪt
 
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verb

[with object]
Restore (something) to a state of activity; bring back into action: the government announced measures to reactivate the economy the committee was reactivated
More example sentences
  • John Smyth, a spokesman, says the movement is reactivating its base.
  • I think that Alison's portrait reactivates this dormant aspect of Trafalgar Square.
  • The systems are reactivated when the handset is out of range.

Derivatives

reactivation

Pronunciation: /-ˈveɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
More example sentences
  • But don't forget North Korea, which has just announced the reactivation of its Yongbyon nuclear plant.
  • The reactivation of dormant genes in fossil lineages after long time periods is considered a likely evolutionary mechanism.
  • The volcano began showing signs of reactivation in late 1984.

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