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reactivate

transitive verb re·ac·ti·vate \ (ˈ)rē-ˈak-tə-ˌvāt \

medical Definition of reactivate

reactivated; reactivating
: to activate again : cause to be again active or more active: as
a : to cause (as a repressed complex) to reappear in consciousness or behavior
  • persecution feelings reactivated by new social failures
b : to cause (a quiescent disease) to become active again in an individual
  • a herpes infection reactivated by physical and emotional stresses
c : to restore complement to (an inactivated serum) by addition of fresh normal serum

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