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[ree-im-pawrt, -pohrt]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to import back into the country of exportation.
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Origin of reimport

First recorded in 1735–45; re- + import
Related formsre·im·por·ta·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for re-import


verb (ˌriːɪmˈpɔːt, riːˈɪmpɔːt)
  1. (tr) to import (goods manufactured from exported raw materials)
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noun (riːˈɪmpɔːt)
  1. the act of reimporting
  2. a reimported commodity
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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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