1 [ri-pair]
verb (used with object)
to restore to a good or sound condition after decay or damage; mend: to repair a motor.
to restore or renew by any process of making good, strengthening, etc.: to repair one's health by resting.
to remedy; make good; make up for: to repair damage; to repair a deficiency.
to make amends for; compensate: to repair a wrong done.
an act, process, or work of repairing: to order the repair of a building.
Usually, repairs.
an instance or operation of repairing: to lay up a boat for repairs.
a repaired part or an addition made in repairing: 17th-century repairs in brick are conspicuous in parts of the medieval stonework.
repairs, (in bookkeeping, accounting, etc.) the part of maintenance expense that has been paid out to keep fixed assets in usable condition, as distinguished from amounts used for renewal or replacement.
the good condition resulting from continued maintenance and repairing: to keep in repair.
condition with respect to soundness and usability: a house in good repair.

1300–50; Middle English repairen < Middle French reparer < Latin reparāre, equivalent to re- re- + parāre to prepare; see pare

repairable, adjective
repairability, repairableness, noun
nonrepairable, adjective

reparable, repairable.

1. remodel, renovate. 2. patch, fix, amend. See renew. 3. retrieve, recoup. 4. redress.

1–3. break, destroy. Unabridged
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repair1 (rɪˈpɛə)
1.  to restore (something damaged or broken) to good condition or working order
2.  to heal (a breach or division) in (something): to repair a broken marriage
3.  to make good or make amends for (a mistake, injury, etc)
4.  the act, task, or process of repairing
5.  a part that has been repaired
6.  state or condition: in good repair
[C14: from Old French reparer, from Latin reparāre, from re- + parāre to make ready]

repair2 (rɪˈpɛə)
1.  (usually foll by to) to go (to a place): to repair to the country
2.  (usually foll by to) to have recourse (to) for help, etc: to repair to one's lawyer
3.  archaic (usually foll by from) to come back; return
4.  the act of going or returning
5.  a haunt or resort
[C14: from Old French repairier, from Late Latin repatriāre to return to one's native land, from Latin re- + patria fatherland; compare repatriate]

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Word Origin & History

"to mend, to put back in order," late 14c., from O.Fr. reparer, from L. reparare "restore, put back in order," from re- "again" + parare "make ready, prepare" (see pare). The noun is attested from 1590s.

"go to" (a place), c.1300, from O.Fr. repairer "to frequent, return (to one's country)," earlier repadrer, from L.L. repatriare "return to one's own country" (see repatriate).
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Medical Dictionary

repair re·pair (rĭ-pâr')
v. re·paired, re·pair·ing, re·pairs
To restore to a healthy or functioning condition after damage or injury. n.
Restoration of diseased or damaged tissues naturally or by surgical means.

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