What single word means the opposite of dying, in other words, the "verb of becoming alive/living from the subject".
Context: Today while writing code I commented that one part of it was the "Dying" code for an object, but then I tried to comment the other part of it, the code that runs when the object is being created. Perhaps there would be an analogy to the dying ember, of say, a fire.
Opposite of dying is arguably "birth", but I feel that's wrong, probably naively due to the lack of an "ing" at the end. And may it's not the "origin" but "growing/strengthening aspect that I'm looking for in the opposite.