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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Resume \Re*sume"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Resumed;p. pr. & vb. n. Resuming.] [L. resumere, resumptum; pref. re- re- + sumere to take: cf. F. r['e]sumer. See Assume, Redeem.] 1. To take back. [1913 Webster] The sun, like this, from which our sight we have, Gazed on too long, resumes the light he gave. --Denham. [1913 Webster] Perhaps God will resume the blessing he has bestowed ere he attains the age of manhood. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 2. To enter upon, or take up again. [1913 Webster] Reason resumed her place, and Passion fled. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. To begin again; to recommence, as something which has been interrupted; as, to resume an argument or discourse. [1913 Webster]