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repair1

[ri-pair] /rɪˈpɛər/
verb (used with object)
1.
to restore to a good or sound condition after decay or damage; mend:
to repair a motor.
2.
to restore or renew by any process of making good, strengthening, etc.:
to repair one's health by resting.
3.
to remedy; make good; make up for:
to repair damage; to repair a deficiency.
4.
to make amends for; compensate:
to repair a wrong done.
noun
5.
an act, process, or work of repairing:
to order the repair of a building.
6.
Usually, repairs.
  1. an instance or operation of repairing:
    to lay up a boat for repairs.
  2. a repaired part or an addition made in repairing:
    17th-century repairs in brick are conspicuous in parts of the medieval stonework.
7.
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.
8.
the good condition resulting from continued maintenance and repairing:
to keep in repair.
9.
condition with respect to soundness and usability:
a house in good repair.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English repairen < Middle French reparer < Latin reparāre, equivalent to re- re- + parāre to prepare; see pare
Related forms
repairable, adjective
repairability, repairableness, noun
nonrepairable, adjective
Can be confused
reparable, repairable.
Synonyms
1. remodel, renovate. 2. patch, fix, amend. See renew. 3. retrieve, recoup. 4. redress.
Antonyms
1–3. break, destroy.
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British Dictionary definitions for repairable

repair1

/rɪˈpɛə/
verb (transitive)
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)
noun
4.
the act, task, or process of repairing
5.
a part that has been repaired
6.
state or condition: in good repair
Derived Forms
repairable, adjective
repairer, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Old French reparer, from Latin reparāre, from re- + parāre to make ready

repair2

/rɪˈpɛə/
verb (intransitive)
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.
(usually foll by from) (archaic) to come back; return
noun (archaic)
4.
the act of going or returning
5.
a haunt or resort
Word Origin
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 and History for repairable
adj.

"able to be fixed," late 15c., from repair (v.1) + -able.

repair

v.

"to mend, to put back in order," mid-14c., from Old French reparer "repair, mend" (12c.), from Latin reparare "restore, put back in order," from re- "again" (see re-) + parare "make ready, prepare" (see pare). Related: Repaired; repairing.

"go" (to a place), c.1300, from Old French repairer "to frequent, return (to one's country)," earlier repadrer, from Late Latin repatriare "return to one's own country" (see repatriate). Related: Repaired; repairing.

n.

1590s, "act of restoring, restoration after decay," from repair (v.1). Meaning "state or condition in respect to reparation" is from c.1600.

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repairable in Medicine

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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