re·​op·​er·​ate | \(ˌ)rē-ˈä-pə-ˌrāt, -ˈä-ˌprāt\
reoperated; reoperating

Definition of reoperate 

: to operate again: such as

a : to perform surgery again But going back to reoperate on tissue that's already been subjected to surgery increases the risks of bleeding and damage to the structures being repaired.— Hillary Busis

b : to resume functions (such as business operations) Uber recently began to reoperate in San Antonio after leaving the city due to these ordinances.— Alex Arevalo

Other Words from reoperate

reoperation \ (ˌ)rē-​ˌä-​pə-​ˈrā-​shən \ noun plural reoperations
Nearly one in four women with breast implants suffered local complications serious enough to warrant reoperation within five years … — Thomas M. Burton a new procedure that results in fewer reoperations

First Known Use of reoperate

1851, in the meaning defined above

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