rewire

[ ree-wahyuh r ]
/ riˈwaɪər /
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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.

Nearby words

  1. rewardingly,
  2. rewild,
  3. rewilding,
  4. rewin,
  5. rewind,
  6. reword,
  7. rework,
  8. reworked fossil,
  9. reworked wool,
  10. rewound

Origin of rewire

First recorded in 1900–05; re- + wire

Related formsre·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 Formsrewirable, adjective

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