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  • v. To bring (something killed) back to life.


un- +‎ kill (Wiktionary)


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  • Well, that explains a lot.

    August 6, 2010

  • “When the well is static, it’s killed,” said Greg McCormack, program director of the Petroleum Extension Service at the University of Texas, Austin. “But if you remove the pressure, it can become unkilled. Once you put cement in it from the bottom, then it can never be unkilled.”

    The New York Times, BP Begins Pumping Cement Into Well, by Clifford Kraus, August 5, 2010

    August 5, 2010