In the Harry Potter films, characters seem to pour the contents of memory vials out completely (at least as far as I can tell). Does that mean that memories can only be used once?

  • I imagine the memories can be removed from the pensieve the same way they were removed from the, uh, donor's head: via a spell. – Martha May 24 '12 at 15:13

In the books, the memories can be put back into a vial after use. That memories are reusable should be clear from the fact that Dumbledore shows Harry memories he himself has seen before individually.

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