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Etymology edit

Back-formation from resurrection.

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  • IPA(key): /ɹɛzəˈɹɛkt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛkt

Verb edit

resurrect (third-person singular simple present resurrects, present participle resurrecting, simple past and past participle resurrected)

  1. (transitive) To raise from the dead, to bring life back to.
    Synonym: revive
  2. (intransitive) To rise from the dead; return to life.
  3. (transitive) To restore to a working state.
  4. (transitive) To bring back to view or attention; reinstate.
    • 2020 December 2, Richard Clinnick, “Fleet News: Class 56s revived, rebuilt and rebooted as GBRf Class 69s”, in Rail, page 28:
      Why resurrect the idea almost 25 years later?

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