verb (used with object), rebuilt or (Archaic) rebuilded; rebuilding.
to repair, especially to dismantle and reassemble with new parts: to rebuild an old car.
to replace, restrengthen, or reinforce: to rebuild an army.
to revise, reshape, or reorganize: to rebuild a shattered career.
verb (used without object), rebuilt or (Archaic) rebuilded; rebuilding.
to build again or afresh: With the insurance money we can rebuild.

1605–15; re- + build

rebuildable, adjective
rebuildability, noun
rebuilder, noun
unrebuilt, adjective Unabridged
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rebuild (riːˈbɪld)
vb , -builds, -building, -built
1.  to make, construct, or form again: the cost of rebuilding the house
2.  (tr) to restore (a system or situation) to a previous condition: his struggle to rebuild his life

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Word Origin & History

1611, from re- "back, again" + build (q.v.).
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Example sentences
Not everyone is qualified to repair or rebuild a chimney.
You, using less gas and buying less stuff will rebuild the ozone.
People should be able to live there but no government support to rebuild.
Wright immediately vowed to rebuild the house, which was mostly in ruins.
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