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Definition of respawn verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

respawn

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈspɔːn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈspɔːn//
 
[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they respawn
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈspɔːn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈspɔːn//
 
he / she / it respawns
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈspɔːnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈspɔːnz//
 
past simple respawned
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈspɔːnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈspɔːnd//
 
past participle respawned
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈspɔːnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈspɔːnd//
 
-ing form respawning
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈspɔːnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈspɔːnɪŋ//
 
Video games
 
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respawn (somebody/something) if a character that has been killed in a video game respawns or is respawned, that character appears again in the game On level five of the game, enemies respawn very quickly. Characters in the game can be respawned when they are killed. See related entries: Video games