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[ ree-fi-nans, ree-fahy-nans ]
/ ˌri fɪˈnæns, riˈfaɪ næns /

verb (used with object), re·fi·nanced, re·fi·nanc·ing.

to finance again.
to satisfy (a debt) by making another loan on new terms: She just refinanced her mortgage.
to increase or change the financing of, as by selling stock or obtaining additional credit.

Nearby words

referred pain, referred sensation, referrible, reffo, refill, refinance, refinancing, refine, refined, refinedly, refinement

Origin of refinance

First recorded in 1905–10; re- + finance Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for refinancing


/ (ˌriːfɪˈnænsɪŋ) /


a method of paying a debt by borrowing additional money thus creating a second debt in order to pay the first
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Word Origin and History for refinancing



1901, from re- "again" + finance (v.). Related: Refinanced; refinancing.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper