refurbishing

refurbish

[ree-fur-bish]
verb (used with object)
to furbish again; renovate; brighten: to refurbish the lobby.

Origin:
1605–15; re- + furbish

refurbishment, noun

refinish, refurbish, refurnish.


refurnish, redecorate.
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refurbish (riːˈfɜːbɪʃ)
 
vb
(tr) to make neat, clean, or complete, as by renovating, re-equipping, or restoring
 
re'furbishing
 
n
 
re'furbishment
 
n

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refurbish
1611, from re- "again" + furbish (q.v.), on model of Fr. refourbir.
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