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
If the Dems choose a different direction and "reanimate" this..
In 1984 he founded the Jimmie Heuga Center in Edwards to help "reanimate" MS patients through exercise.
Yes, they actually used the word "reanimate," which is cute in a Frankenstein's monster kind of way.
The only being he could think of with the ability to vanquish the reanimate.
After a strange electrical disturbance in Stockholm, the newly dead beging to reanimate in morgues and cemeteries across the city.
Gorbachev's glasnost and perestroika' -- openness and new thinking -- sought to reanimate the party, open society and follow a peaceful, constructive foreign policy.
As Victor begins conducting anatomical experiments to reanimate the dead, he at first uses corpses supplied by the coroner.
Some crossovers, however, had a little more clout to them – such as the New Mutants issues where the Beyonder killed the fledgling team, only to reanimate them later; it left emotional scars on the youngsters that lasted for quite some time.
He sought to reanimate elements of traditional social structure and to employ institutions like the Council of Elders, formed in 1991, which occupied the building of the disbanded parliament.
The three women who started the program, Susan Henshaw Jones, Anita Contini and Karin Bacon, believed that artists could reanimate life in Lower New York, taking over vacant storefronts in the Wall Street area.
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