[ ree-im-burs ]
/ ˌri ɪmˈbɜrs /
verb (used with object), re·im·bursed, re·im·burs·ing.
to make repayment to for expense or loss incurred: The insurance company reimbursed him for his losses in the fire.
to pay back; refund; repay.
Origin of reimburse
re·im·burs·a·ble, adjectivere·im·burse·ment, nounre·im·burs·er, nounnon·re·im·bursed, adjective
non·re·im·burse·ment, nounun·re·im·burs·a·ble, adjectiveun·re·im·bursed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for reimbursement
/ (ˌriːɪmˈbɜːs) /
(tr) to repay or compensate (someone) for (money already spent, losses, damages, etc)your fare will be reimbursed after your interview
Derived Formsreimbursable, adjectivereimbursement, nounreimburser, noun
Word Origin for reimburse
C17: from re- + imburse, from Medieval Latin imbursāre to put in a moneybag, from bursa purse
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