[ree-im-pawrt, -pohrt]

verb (used with object)

to import back into the country of exportation.

Origin of reimport

First recorded in 1735–45; re- + import
Related formsre·im·por·ta·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for re-import


verb (ˌriːɪmˈpɔːt, riːˈɪmpɔːt)

(tr) to import (goods manufactured from exported raw materials)

noun (riːˈɪmpɔːt)

the act of reimporting
a reimported commodity
Derived Formsreimportation, nounreimporter, noun
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Word Origin and History for re-import

also reimport, 1742, from re- + import (v.). Related: Re-imported; re-importing.

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