transitive verb-·mat·ed, -·mat·ing
transitive verbre·an·i·mat·ed, re·an·i·mat·ing, re·an·i·mates
- To give new life to: attempts to reanimate a dead body.
- To reconstruct or re-create: a book that reanimates Mayan civilization.
- To reinvigorate: reanimate a friendship.
(comparative more reanimate, superlative most reanimate)
- Being animate again.
From re- + animate (adjective)
(third-person singular simple present reanimates, present participle reanimating, simple past and past participle reanimated)
- 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 re- + animate (verb)