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rewire

[ree-wahyuh r]
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verb (used with object), re·wired, re·wir·ing.
  1. to provide with new wiring: to rewire a house.
verb (used without object), re·wired, re·wir·ing.
  1. to install new wiring.

Origin of rewire

First recorded in 1900–05; re- + wire
Related formsre·wir·a·ble, adjective
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Examples from the Web for rewire

Historical Examples

  • Caton says he's going to have to rest the ship and rewire a good part of the system.

    The Secret of the Ninth Planet

    Donald Allen Wollheim


British Dictionary definitions for rewire

rewire

verb
  1. (tr) to provide (a house, engine, etc) with new wiring
Derived Formsrewirable, adjective
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