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

  • transitive v. To make active again.
  • transitive v. To restore the ability to function or the effectiveness of.

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  • v. To activate again.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To render active again: used specifically of the process of restoring the activity of an immune serum after the destruction of its complement. See reactivation.

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

  • v. activate (an old file) anew


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  • If a voter moves within the state of Washington, why should they have to ask officials to "reactivate" their registration?

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  • Even so, simply setting your computer's clock back a few months will "reactivate" the expired beta should you ever need to extract data (for instance if you ignore the fact stated above about the data being Finder accessible even if DT is no long on your Mac).

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  • Smith said Pier 1 has an opportunity to "reactivate" even more of its former shoppers, and will continue to target them.

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  • I physically reconnected everything as it was, I then had to 'reactivate' the disk in the Raid BIOS ... at that point the array seemed OK, was the right size, etc (and was listed as "Optimal" in the Raid BIOS) however, the problem with the disk read error persists.

  • Since Thermage tips cost up to $800 for a single tip and with plastic surgeons or cosmetic dermatologists under increasing pressure to maintain profitability, many plastic surgeons and cosmetic dermatologists are turning to the dark-gray secondary market to 'reactivate' these Thermage tips for prolonged use by bypassing the set counter inside the chip and effectively

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  • And he said he will call on thousands of GM workers and retirees to "reactivate" the pension responsibilities of both the struggling Detroit automaker and the government, by making it clear that retired autoworkers are not responsible for the current financial issues.

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  • Failure to provide that financial security would "reactivate" a request to the UCI's ProTour Council for Astana's racing license to be withdrawn, the UCI said.

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  • Firewall on, I just got attacked again ... they quit finder .... paused my computer, so i unhooked my ethernet cord and it took a few minutes to "reactivate" And this time i'm at a university.

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  • The news comes on the heels of this week's decision by the German government to reactivate its bank-rescue fund, known as Soffin, in order to recapitalize the country's banks where necessary.

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  • "The effort is modest in scope compared to many public libraries, but it does provide a place to house and reactivate overlooked gems from the sediment of print culture," said Mr. Beccone, 36, who is in the process of launching branch libraries in Portland, Ore., Providence, R.I. and Paris.

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