Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To give new life to: Her dancing reanimates the classical style.
  • transitive v. To bring to life; evoke powerfully or effectively: a book that reanimates the Mayan civilization.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Being animate again.
  • v. To animate anew; to restore to animation or life; to infuse new life, vigor, spirit, or courage into; to revive; to reinvigorate; as, to reanimate a drowned person; to reanimate disheartened troops; to reanimate languid spirits.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To animate anew; to restore to animation or life; to infuse new life, vigor, spirit, or courage into; to revive; to reinvigorate

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To revive; resuscitate; restore to life, as a person dead or apparently dead: as, to reanimate, a person apparently drowned.
  • To revive when dull or languid; invigorate; infuse new life or courage into: as, to reanimate disheartened troops; to reanimate drowsy senses or languid spirits.
  • To revive; become lively again.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. give new life or energy to

Etymologies

From re- + animate (adjective) (Wiktionary)
From re- + animate (verb) (Wiktionary)

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