- to form again.
Origin of re-form
1300–50; Middle English; orig. identical with reform
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Examples from the Web for re-formation
The Windover word for what had happened to Job was re-formation.A Singular Life
Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
They are not motionless, but in constant vibration and re-formation, like smoke drifts.Ghosts I Have Seen
The study of its re-formation has added to our knowledge of the regeneration of animal tissue.The Ranidae
The presidential campaign of the following summer, 1856, showed a striking disintegration and re-formation of political groups.Abraham Lincoln, Vol. I.
John T. Morse
I had next to determine whether aught remained to indicate the period of its re-formation.The Cruise of the Betsey
- to form anew
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Word Origin and History for re-formation
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