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

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

Examples of reexperience in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Over time, Sdoia has even been able to reexperience Marathon Monday, a Boston tradition that was among her favorites growing up., 12 Apr. 2023 But the institutions of sports are nevertheless a cornerstone of American and global life and, as such, a fitting prism through which to reexperience the shutting down of the world. Nicholas Quah, Vulture, 5 Jan. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1785, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reexperience was in 1785

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Cite this Entry

“Reexperience.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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