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rewire

[ ree-wahyuhr ]
/ ri藞wa瑟r /
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verb (used with object), re路wired, re路wir路ing.
to provide with new wiring: to rewire a house.
verb (used without object), re路wired, re路wir路ing.
to install new wiring.
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Origin of rewire

First recorded in 1900鈥05; re- + wire

OTHER WORDS FROM rewire

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

rewire
/ (ri藧藞wa瑟蓹) /

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

Derived forms of rewire

rewirable, adjective
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