verb (used with object)
to arm again.
to furnish with new or better weapons: As soon as the new rifle was in production, the troops were rearmed.
verb (used without object)
to become armed again.
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Origin of rearm
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to arm again
(tr) to equip (an army, a nation, etc) with better weapons
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