reexperience

verb
re·​ex·​pe·​ri·​ence | \ (ˌ)rē-ik-ˈspir-ē-ən(t)s How to pronounce reexperience (audio) \
variants: or re-experience
reexperienced or re-experienced; reexperiencing or re-experiencing

Definition of reexperience

transitive verb

: 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, in the meaning defined above

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“Reexperience.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reexperience. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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