tr.v. re·an·i·mat·ed, re·an·i·mat·ing, re·an·i·mates
1. To give new life to: attempts to reanimate a dead body.
2. To reconstruct or re-create: a book that reanimates Mayan civilization.
3. To reinvigorate: reanimate a friendship.
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