Lindsay relives the car accident almost every night in her dreams even though it happened over two months ago.
If you are involved in an auto accident and you keep replaying it over and over in your mind, this is an example of when you relive the accident.
transitive verb-·lived′, -·liv′ing
verbre·lived, re·liv·ing, re·lives
(third-person singular simple present relives, present participle reliving, simple past and past participle relived)
- (intransitive) To come back to life.
- 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.
From re- +"Ž live.