reactivation

noun
re·​ac·​ti·​va·​tion | \ (ˌ)rē-ˌak-tə-ˈvā-shən How to pronounce reactivation (audio) \
plural reactivations

Definition of reactivation

: the act or process of making something active again or becoming active again : the act or process of reactivating or the condition of being reactivated reactivation of a dormant virus reactivation of several warships

First Known Use of reactivation

1903, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about reactivation

Time Traveler for reactivation

Time Traveler

The first known use of reactivation was in 1903

See more words from the same year

Statistics for reactivation

Cite this Entry

“Reactivation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reactivation. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for reactivation

reactivation

noun
re·​ac·​ti·​va·​tion | \ -ˌak-tə-ˈvā-shən How to pronounce reactivation (audio) \

Medical Definition of reactivation

: the act or process of reactivating or condition of being reactivated

More from Merriam-Webster on reactivation

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for reactivation

Comments on reactivation

What made you want to look up reactivation? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words Used by Nabokov Quiz

  • image1676440788
  • Choose the best definition or synonym for the word in bold: "There are some eructations that sound like cheers—at least, mine did." Lolita
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!