rearm

[ree-ahrm]
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:
1870–75; re- + arm2

rearmament [ree-ahr-muh-muhnt] , noun
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rearm (riːˈɑːm)
 
vb
1.  to arm again
2.  (tr) to equip (an army, a nation, etc) with better weapons
 
re'armament
 
n

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rearm
1870, from re- "back, again" + arm (v.) "to supply with arms."
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Example sentences
The wires break when crossed but they rearm when the next wave hits.
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They also wanted the scopes to print the displays and then rearm for the next
  event.
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