reexperience

verb re·ex·pe·ri·ence \ (ˌ)rē-ik-ˈspir-ē-ən(t)s \
variants: or re-experience
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of reexperience

reexperienced or re-experienced; reexperiencing or re-experiencing
: to experience (something) again (as in the form of a memory)
  • After the patient has learned relaxation techniques, he or she is encouraged to reexperience the traumatic event.
  • —Alan E. Kazdin, et al.
  • As Timothy, who narrates the story, shuttles back and forth through time, summoning up two decades of memories in a single night, he re-experiences the pain he has felt over his lover's needs.
  • —Andrea Barnet

First Known Use of reexperience

1785

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