reformulate

[ ree-fawr-myuh-leyt ]
/ riˈfɔr myəˌleɪt /

verb (used with object), re·for·mu·lat·ed, re·for·mu·lat·ing.

to formulate again.
to formulate in a different way; alter or revise: to reformulate our plans.

Nearby words

  1. reformed spelling,
  2. reformer,
  3. reforming,
  4. reformism,
  5. reformist,
  6. refract,
  7. refractile,
  8. refracting telescope,
  9. refraction,
  10. refractionist

Origin of reformulate

First recorded in 1880–85; re- + formulate

Related formsre·for·mu·la·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for reformulation

reformulate

/ (riːˈfɔːmjʊˌleɪt) /

verb

to change or update (an idea, plan, etc, already formulated)
Derived Formsreformulation, noun

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Word Origin and History for reformulation

reformulate

v.

1882, from re- + formulate. Related: Reformulated; reformulating.

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