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 for rebound
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rebound \Re*bound"\ (r[-e]*bound"), v. i. [Pref. re- + bound:
     cf. F. rebondir.]
     1. To spring back; to start back; to be sent back or
        reverberated by elastic force on collision with another
        body; as, a rebounding echo.
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              Bodies which are absolutely hard, or so soft as to
              be void of elasticity, will not rebound from one
              another.                              --Sir I.
                                                    Newton.
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     2. To give back an echo. [R.] --T. Warton.
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     3. To bound again or repeatedly, as a horse. --Pope.
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     4. to recover, as from sickness, psychological shock, or
        disappointment.
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     Rebounding lock (Firearms), one in which the hammer
        rebounds to half cock after striking the cap or primer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rebound \Re*bound"\, v. t.
     To send back; to reverberate.
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           Silenus sung; the vales his voice rebound. --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rebound \Re*bound"\, n.
     1. The act of rebounding; resilience.
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              Flew . . . back, as from a rock, with swift rebound.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     2. recovery, as from sickness, psychological shock, or
        disappointment.
        [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  rebound
      n 1: a movement back from an impact [syn: recoil,
           repercussion, rebound, backlash]
      2: a reaction to a crisis or setback or frustration; "he is
         still on the rebound from his wife's death"
      3: the act of securing possession of the rebounding basketball
         after a missed shot
      v 1: spring back; spring away from an impact; "The rubber ball
           bounced"; "These particles do not resile but they unite
           after they collide" [syn: bounce, resile, take a hop,
           spring, bound, rebound, recoil, reverberate,
           ricochet]
      2: return to a former condition; "The jilted lover soon rallied
         and found new friends"; "The stock market rallied" [syn:
         rally, rebound]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  76 Moby Thesaurus words for "rebound":
     adaptability, backfire, backlash, backlashing, be reflected,
     be sent back, boom, boomerang, booming, bounce, bounce back,
     bounciness, bound, bound back, buoyance, buoyancy, cannon,
     cannon off, carom, comeback, contrecoup, echo, echo back,
     elasticity, extensibility, flexibility, fly back, give, growl,
     growling, grumble, grumbling, have repercussions, kick, kick back,
     kickback, lash back, liveliness, reboation, rebuff, recalcitrate,
     recalcitration, recoil, reecho, reflex, repercuss, repercussion,
     repulse, resile, resilience, resiliency, resound, resounding,
     responsiveness, return, reverberate, reverberation, ricochet, roll,
     rumble, rumbling, send back, snap, snap back, sound, spring,
     spring back, springiness, stretch, stretchability, stretchiness,
     thunder, thundering, tone, tonicity, tonus
  
  

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