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verb (used with object)
  1. to adjust again or anew; rearrange.

Origin of readjust

First recorded in 1735–45; re- + adjust
Related formsre·ad·just·a·ble, adjectivere·ad·just·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for readjusted

Historical Examples

  • He readjusted the keys and his face became thoughtful again.

    The Mind Master

    Arthur J. Burks

  • He readjusted the slide rule and slid the hairline over a bit.

    Islands of Space

    John W Campbell

  • Since the unification of Italy the railways have been readjusted to the needs of commerce.

    Commercial Geography</p>

    Jacques W. Redway

  • Mr. Wagge's readjusted glance stopped in confusion at her waist.


    John Galsworthy

  • Even so, though, things must be different when the minds of people had readjusted.

    Sundry Accounts</p>

    Irvin S. Cobb

British Dictionary definitions for readjusted


  1. to adjust or adapt (oneself or something) again, esp after an initial failure
Derived Formsreadjustable, adjectivereadjuster, nounreadjustment, noun
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