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reboot

verb [I or T]
 
 
/ˌriːˈbuːt/
IT if you reboot a computer, or if a computer reboots, you switch it off and then switch it on again a short time later, especially in order to get rid of a problem or after you have put new software onto the computer: Once the patches have been installed, users are recommended to reboot their computer/PC. All running programs are saved to disk and then restored when you reboot.
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