Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To give new life to.
  • transitive verb To reconstruct or re-create.
  • transitive verb To reinvigorate.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Being animate again.
  • verb 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb give new life or energy to

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From re- + animate (adjective)

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From re- + animate (verb)

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