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1. One that returns after a lengthy absence.
2. One who returns after death.
[French, from present participle of revenir, to return, from Old French; see revenue.]
something, esp a ghost, that returns
[C19: from French: ghost, from revenir to come back, from Latin revenīre, from re- + venīre to come]
rev•e•nant(ˈrɛv ə nənt)
1. a person who returns, esp. after a long absence.
2. a person who returns as a spirit after death.
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|Noun||1.||revenant - a person who returns after a lengthy absence|
|2.||revenant - someone who has returned from the dead|
ghost - the visible disembodied soul of a dead person
|Adj.||1.||revenant - of or relating to or typical of a revenant; "revenant shrieks and groans"|
|2.||revenant - coming back; "a revenant ghost"|
continual - occurring without interruption; chiefly restricted to what recurs regularly or frequently in a prolonged and closely spaced series; "the continual banging of the shutters"