[ verb ri-fuhnd, ree-fuhnd; noun ree-fuhnd ]
/ verb rɪˈfʌnd, ˈri fʌnd; noun ˈri fʌnd /
verb (used with object)
to give back or restore (especially money); repay.
to make repayment to; reimburse.
verb (used without object)
to make repayment.
an act or instance of refunding.
an amount refunded.
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Origin of refund1
OTHER WORDS FROM refund
re·fund·a·ble, adjectivere·fund·a·bil·i·ty, nounre·fund·er, nounre·fund·ment, noun
non·re·fund·a·bil·i·ty, nounnon·re·fund·a·ble, adjectiveun·re·fund·a·ble, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for refundable
The child tax credit would be cut in half, from $1,000 today to $500, and would no longer be refundable for most.Fiscal Cliff Hostage Situation Day 14: The Thelma & Louise Caucus|Daniel Gross|November 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Many working Americans do not have health care coverage, so we will help them buy their own insurance with refundable tax credits.
British Dictionary definitions for refundable
verb (rɪˈfʌnd) (tr)
to give back (money), as when an article purchased is unsatisfactory
to reimburse (a person)
return of money to a purchaser or the amount so returned
Derived forms of refundrefundable, adjectiverefunder, noun
Word Origin for refund
C14: from Latin refundere to pour back, from re- + fundere to pour
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