verb \ˌre-zə-ˈrekt\

: to bring (a dead person) back to life

: to cause (something that had ended or been forgotten or lost) to exist again, to be used again, etc.

Full Definition of RESURRECT

transitive verb
:  to raise from the dead
:  to bring to view, attention, or use again

Examples of RESURRECT

  1. The story is about a scientist who claimed that he could resurrect the dead.
  2. He is trying to resurrect his acting career.
  3. an old government program that is being resurrected


back-formation from resurrection
First Known Use: 1772


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