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regrate1

[ri-greyt] /rɪˈgreɪt/
verb (used with object), regrated, regrating.
1.
to buy up (grain, provisions, etc.) in order to sell again at a profit in or near the same market.
2.
to sell again (commodities so bought); retail.
Origin of regrate1
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English regraten < Old French regrater, perhaps equivalent to re- re- + grater to scrape (see grate2)
Related forms
regrater, noun

regrate2

[ri-greyt] /rɪˈgreɪt/
verb (used with object), regrated, regrating.
1.
to dress or tool (existing stonework) anew.
Origin
1720-30; < French regratter, equivalent to re- re- + gratter to grate2
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Historical Examples
  • Very wise, too, and very just, were the laws against forestalling and regrating.

    Rural Rides William Cobbett
  • The statutes against forestalling, regrating, and engrossing were not formally repealed until 1844.

    Concerning Justice Lucilius A. Emery
  • In the towns there was an outcry against corn merchants, who were guilty of forestalling and regrating.

    William Pitt and the Great War John Holland Rose
British Dictionary definitions for regrating

regrate

/rɪˈɡreɪt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to buy up (commodities) in advance so as to raise their price for profitable resale
2.
to resell (commodities so purchased); retail
3.
(building trades) to redress the surface of (hewn stonework)
Derived Forms
regrater, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Old French regrater perhaps from re- + grater to scratch
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