rewire

[ ree-wahyuhr ]
/ riˈwaɪər /

verb (used with object), re·wired, re·wir·ing.

to provide with new wiring: to rewire a house.

verb (used without object), re·wired, re·wir·ing.

to install new wiring.

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Origin of rewire

First recorded in 1900–05; re- + wire

OTHER WORDS FROM rewire

re·wir·a·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for rewire

rewire
/ (riːˈwaɪə) /

verb

(tr) to provide (a house, engine, etc) with new wiring

Derived forms of rewire

rewirable, adjective
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