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Definition of "resurrectionist" []

  • One who steals bodies from graves in order to sell them for dissection; a body snatcher. (noun)
  • One who brings something back into use or notice again. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "resurrectionist" in a sentence
  • "But peering from the window, he saw that the resurrectionist was a dog which already had its teeth in the cloak."
  • "As I paraphrase this, JLA is describing the morphology of religious liberalism as "resurrectionist"."
  • "The "resurrectionist" scare was at its height then, and the patriarch, who was one of the men in Thrums paid to watch new graves in the night-time, has often told the story."
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