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refinance

[ree-fi-nans, ree-fahy-nans] /ˌri fɪˈnæns, riˈfaɪ næns/
verb (used with object), refinanced, refinancing.
1.
to finance again.
2.
to satisfy (a debt) by making another loan on new terms:
She just refinanced her mortgage.
3.
to increase or change the financing of, as by selling stock or obtaining additional credit.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; re- + finance
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refinancing

/ˌriːfɪˈnænsɪŋ/
noun
1.
a method of paying a debt by borrowing additional money thus creating a second debt in order to pay the first
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Word Origin and History for refinancing

refinance

v.

1901, from re- "again" + finance (v.). Related: Refinanced; refinancing.

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