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[ree-houz] /riˈhaʊz/
verb (used with object), rehoused [ree-houzd] /riˈhaʊzd/ (Show IPA), rehousing [ree-hou-zing] /riˈhaʊ zɪŋ/ (Show IPA)
to house again.
to provide with new or different housing:
civic programs to rehouse people living in condemned buildings.
Origin of rehouse
1810-20; re- + house Unabridged
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  • The project would repair and rehouse the film, create online finding aids, and produce copies for scholarly and educational uses.
  • Train duplication firms how to handle, rehouse, and deliver oversize images.
  • It would make more sense to rehouse them in higher-density communities closer to shops and hospitals.
British Dictionary definitions for rehouse


verb (transitive)
to accommodate (someone or something) in a new house or building
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Word Origin and History for rehouse

also re-house, 1820, from re- + house (v.). Related: Rehoused; rehousing.

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