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[verb ree-peynt; noun ree-peynt, ree-peynt] /verb riˈpeɪnt; noun ˈriˌpeɪnt, riˈpeɪnt/
verb (used with object)
to paint again:
to repaint the house.
a part repainted, especially a part of a picture by a restorer.
the act of repainting.
Origin of repaint
First recorded in 1690-1700; re- + paint Unabridged
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  • I mean to repaint her from black to white, the moment we're out of sight from the shore.

    The President

    Alfred Henry Lewis
  • "That would mean to repaint the whole picture, and my time is limited," answered Philip.

  • We look upon the audacious man who dares to repaint upon an old picture unnecessarily, and by wholesale, as guilty of a crime.

  • You had better shut up the chamber for at least some weeks, burn fires in it, repaint and paper it, sprinkle chloroform.

    A Strange Story, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • He was as sick about it as a Carlyle who must rewrite a burned-up history, an Audubon who must repaint all his pictures.

    The Cup of Fury Rupert Hughes
  • The picture should have been more poetical than it turned out to be, and I wish I could repaint it now.

    An Autobiography Elizabeth Butler
  • There, a well-known carriage-builder had been ordered to repaint the car pale blue, with a dead white band.

    The Count's Chauffeur William Le Queux
  • There was no time to repaint and polish the machine, so he resolved to convert its forlorn appearance into an asset.

    The Romance of the Reaper

    Herbert Newton Casson
  • But, on their part, the Pompeians were not a whit put out when they came to repaint their whole city afresh.

    The Wonders of Pompeii Marc Monnier
British Dictionary definitions for repaint


to apply a new or fresh coat of paint
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for repaint

1700, from re- + paint (v). Related: Repainted; repainting.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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