transitive + intransitive
: to activate (something or someone) again
: such as
- … turning the dough (gently folding it over onto itself between the first and second rises) reactivates the yeast without pressing out as much air.
- —Erika Bruce
: to restore (an organized group such as a military unit) to an active state (as from a state of disorganization or deactivation)
: to restore (an individual) to active duty
- He was reactivated after 9/11 and sent to Afghanistan for a year.
- —Pam Kragen
: to cause (something such as an industrial plant, society, program, or commission) to function again after a suspension of activity
- Started in 1987 and reactivated two years ago, the Leadership Shelby County program takes the participants through the process of developing and launching efforts to improve the community.
- —John Walker
: to cause (something such as a repressed complex) to reappear in consciousness or behavior
- Feelings of inferiority were reactivated by the experience.
: to cause (a quiescent disease) to become active again
- tuberculosis that was reactivated by fatigue
: to become active again
- … a painful nerve and skin disorder that occurs when the immune system weakens in older people and the virus, which never entirely leaves the body, reactivates.
- —Alison L. Sprout