relive

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From re- +‎ live.

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relive (third-person singular simple present relives, present participle reliving, simple past and past participle relived)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To bring back to life; to revive, resuscitate. [16th-17th c.]
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.4:
      Had she not beene devoide of mortall slime, / Shee should not then have bene relyv'd againe [...].
  2. (intransitive) To come back to life.
  3. (transitive) To experience (something) again; to live over again. [from 18th c.]
    I relive that horrible accident every night and wake screaming, just as I screamed when it happened.

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