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[ree-uh-juhst] /ˌri əˈdʒʌst/
verb (used with object)
to adjust again or anew; rearrange.
Origin of readjust
First recorded in 1735-45; re- + adjust
Related forms
readjustable, adjective
readjuster, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for readjusted
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  • 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

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

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

    Sundry Accounts

    Irvin S. Cobb
  • He readjusted the floor, for he had no wish for his handiwork to remain.

    The Slave of Silence Fred M. White
  • Everything in this world has to be readjusted that is not right.

    True to His Home Hezekiah Butterworth
  • The tables were readjusted and the game went on to its close.

    The Fifth Ace

    Douglas Grant
  • The saddles were readjusted, and the move made without delay.

    The Young Ranchers Edward S. Ellis
  • The fingers with which he readjusted the glasses—his favourite trick—were tremulous.

    Hurricane Island

    H. B. Marriott Watson
British Dictionary definitions for readjusted


to adjust or adapt (oneself or something) again, esp after an initial failure
Derived Forms
readjustable, adjective
readjuster, noun
readjustment, noun
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