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Etymology 1[edit]

re- +‎ animate (adjective)


  • IPA(key): /ɹiˈænɪmət/, /ɹiˈænəmət/
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reanimate (comparative more reanimate, superlative most reanimate)

  1. Being animate again.

Etymology 2[edit]

re- +‎ animate (verb)


  • IPA(key): /ɹiˈænɪmeɪt/, /ɹiˈænəmeɪt/
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reanimate (third-person singular simple present reanimates, present participle reanimating, simple past and past participle reanimated)

  1. To animate again.
    1. To restore to animation or life.
      • 2008, BioWare, Mass Effect, Redwood City: Electronic Arts, →ISBN, OCLC 246633669, PC, scene: Husks Codex entry:
        After the geth secure a location, they round up and impale dead and living bodies on mechanical spikes. The spikes rapidly transform these victims into withered husks, extracting water and trace minerals and replacing them with cybernetics.
        The cybernetics re-animate the lifeless flesh and tissue, transforming the bodies into mindless killing machines.
    2. To infuse new life, vigor, spirit, or courage into.
    3. to revive.
    4. to reinvigorate.
    5. to put new animation (pictures) into.