transitive + intransitive
: to animate or become animated again: such as
: to bring (someone or something) back to life or to come back to life
- As the defrosting jellyfish seemed to reanimate under the faucet's running water, the restaurant's chef asked if he should salt the boiling water.
- —Jason Horowitz
- … Nathan would sit in the kitchen … watching Eleanor smoke cigarettes and squeeze lemons into her diet Coke, of which she drank sixty ounces a day—enough, as Major Ray often declared, to reanimate a dead body.
- —Michael Chabon
: to regain vitality or to restore vigor and zest to (someone or something)
- When she reanimates, the words just spill from her, small speedy bubbles sliding under and around each other …
- —Andrew Corsello
- … serves to reanimate the old debates about the relationship between form and content …
- —Jed Perl
… discusses the post-Soviet decline, fall, and reanimation of the notorious Soviet secret police agency.
This isn't just a captivating retelling; it's a creative reanimation of these indelible characters who are still breathing down our necks across the millennia.