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rearm

[ ree-ahrm ]
/ riˈɑrm /
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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

First recorded in 1870–75; re- + arm2

OTHER WORDS FROM rearm

re·ar·ma·ment [ree-ahr-muh-muhnt], /riˈɑr mə mənt/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for rearm

rearm
/ (riːˈɑːm) /

verb

to arm again
(tr) to equip (an army, a nation, etc) with better weapons

Derived forms of rearm

rearmament, noun
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