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Definition of "reincarnate" [reincarnate]

  • To cause to be reborn in another body; incarnate again. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause to appear in a new form; refurbish or revitalize: "the 50-year old beverage that has been reincarnated in recent years through a marketing campaign that appeals to young people's eagerness to live on the edge” ( David Barboza). (verb-transitive)

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 "reincarnate" in a sentence
  • "Differentiating the term reincarnate lama from lama – either in its meaning as a spiritual mentor or as a living Buddha – can help prevent disappointment."
  • "The gods will make someone forget, "reincarnate" them in their own bodies and convince them they are brand new clones all in one night's sleep."
  • "Salem witches don't really "reincarnate" to the 21st-Century as cats, dogs and parrots."