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[ree-di-vel-uh p]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to develop (something) again.
  2. Photography. to submit (a film or the like) to a second development, as to intensify or tone it.
verb (used without object)
  1. to develop again.

Origin of redevelop

First recorded in 1880–85; re- + develop
Related formsre·de·vel·op·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for redevelop

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Historical Examples

  • He can begin with steady work, to redevelop his muscles, and to reduce his bulk (if he is much over weight) by degrees.


    W. B. Woodgate

  • It seems to take many generations to redevelop an atrophied conscience.

    The Fertility of the Unfit

    William Allan Chapple

British Dictionary definitions for redevelop


verb (tr)
  1. to rebuild or replan (a building, area, etc)
  2. photog to develop (a negative or print) for a second time, in order to improve the contrast, colour, etc
  3. to develop (something) again
Derived Formsredeveloper, nounredevelopment, noun
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