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rearm

[ree-ahrm] /riˈɑrm/
verb (used with object)
1.
to arm again.
2.
to furnish with new or better weapons:
As soon as the new rifle was in production, the troops were rearmed.
verb (used without object)
3.
to become armed again.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; re- + arm2
Related forms
rearmament
[ree-ahr-muh-muh nt] /riˈɑr mə mənt/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for re-armament

rearm

/riːˈɑːm/
verb
1.
to arm again
2.
(transitive) to equip (an army, a nation, etc) with better weapons
Derived Forms
rearmament, noun
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Word Origin and History for re-armament
rearm
1870, from re- "back, again" + arm (v.) "to supply with arms."
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