Definition of reactivate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌrēˈaktəˌvāt/


[with object]
Restore (something) to a state of activity; bring back into action.
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.



Pronunciation: /ˌrēˌaktəˈvāSH(ə)n/
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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