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retool

[ree-tool]
verb (used with object)
1.
to replace or rearrange the tools and machinery of (a factory).
2.
to reorganize or rearrange, usually for the purpose of updating: to retool the industrial organization.
verb (used without object)
3.
to replace or rearrange the tools of a factory.
4.
to replace the stamping machinery of a factory, especially to make a remodeled product.

Origin:
1935–40; re- + tool

retoolable, adjective
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retool (riːˈtuːl)
 
vb
1.  to replace, re-equip, or rearrange the tools in (a factory, etc)
2.  chiefly (US), (Canadian) to revise or reorganize

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retool
1866, "to shape again with a tool," from re- "back, again" + verb form of tool (q.v.). Meaning "to furnish a factory with new equipment" is recorded from 1940.
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