What is Respawn?

Respawn definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
verb (used without object)
(of a character or item in a video game) to reenter an existing game environment at a fixed point after having been defeated or otherwise removed from play:If another player character has already opened the treasure chest, you will have to wait a few minutes for the chest to respawn.

of or relating to the respawning of a character or item in a video game:the respawn rate;respawn animations.