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revenant (n.)

"one who returns," especially after a long absence; "a ghost, one who returns from the dead," 1814 (in "Rosanne" by Laetitia Matilda Hawkins), from French revenant (fem. revenante), noun use of present participle of revenir "to return" (see revenue).

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Definitions of revenant from WordNet
1
revenant (n.)
a person who returns after a lengthy absence;
revenant (n.)
someone who has returned from the dead;
2
revenant (adj.)
of or relating to or typical of a revenant;
revenant shrieks and groans
revenant (adj.)
coming back;
a revenant ghost
Synonyms: recurring
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