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 for rebuilt
After the war, the center was rebuilt in modernist style by auguste perret.
The city was destroyed and rebuilt many times over the centuries.
The western walls were totally rebuilt and connected to the city walls.
Initially built from wood, the fort was eventually rebuilt in stone.
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