Definition of reanimate in English:

reanimate

Line breaks: re|ani¦mate
Pronunciation: /riːˈanɪmeɪt
 
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verb

[with object]
1Restore to life or consciousness; revive: in the vain hope of being reanimated he left his body to science
More example sentences
  • It did not pain me instead it revived, reanimated and retrieved me.
  • My client says they had both drunk too much, and afterwards he tried to reanimate the earl with mouth-to-moth resuscitation and a cardiac massage.
  • Scientists have created eerie zombie dogs, reanimating the canines after several hours of clinical death in attempts to develop suspended animation for humans.
1.1Give fresh vigour or impetus to: his personal dislike of the man was reanimated
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  • A wielding of language that speaks as a means to recapture and reanimate male power, it suggests a masculinity reasserting itself at the expense of women.
  • Mozart had obtained by force the words that suited him; his music reanimated the mystery of the mythic theme with a prodigious power of invention.
  • Only a free market would restore abundance, not to mention reanimating foreign trade, which had languished under a controlled economy.

Derivatives

reanimation

Pronunciation: /-ˈmeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
More example sentences
  • Passed from the realm of the living, it resides in a cultural graveyard of tropes subject to periodic reanimation.
  • One such ritual involved the reanimation of dead souls.
  • Patients with significant sequelae should be referred for multidisciplinary management that could include injections of botulinum toxin, facial reanimation, and cosmetic surgery.

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