v. res·ur·rect·ed, res·ur·rect·ing, res·ur·rects
1. To bring back to life; raise from the dead.
a. To bring back into practice, notice, or use: resurrect an old style.
b. To restore to vibrancy: resurrect a waterfront.
To rise from the dead; return to life.
[Back-formation from RESURRECTION.]
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