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[ree-fit] /riˈfɪt/
verb (used with object), refitted, refitting.
to fit, prepare, or equip again.
verb (used without object), refitted, refitting.
to renew supplies or equipment.
to get refitted.
an act of refitting.
Origin of refit
1660-70; re- + fit1
Related forms
unrefitted, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for refit
  • There are plans to refit many of the other buildings, too.
  • The system actually came from my sailboat and it was refit to my house.
  • If the data range is changed, the background function will shift and thus must be refit each time the data range is changed.
  • Timer includes time for each step plus init, refit and write.
  • In a later refit an angled flight deck was added to the port side of the ship.
  • After the tissues heal completely and your mouth is no longer sore, your dentist may need to refit or replace your dentures.
British Dictionary definitions for refit


verb (riːˈfɪt) -fits, -fitting, -fitted
to make or be made ready for use again by repairing, re-equipping, or resupplying
noun (ˈriːˌfɪt)
a repair or re-equipping, as of a ship, for further use
Derived Forms
refitment, noun
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Word Origin and History for refit

1660s, from re- "again" + fit (v.). Originally nautical. Related: Refitted; refitting.

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