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[ree-wahyuh r] /riˈwaɪər/
verb (used with object), rewired, rewiring.
to provide with new wiring:
to rewire a house.
verb (used without object), rewired, rewiring.
to install new wiring.
Origin of rewire
1900-05; re- + wire
Related forms
rewirable, adjective Unabridged
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  • The window in which experience can best rewire those connections is highly specific to each brain area.
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  • After a hemisphere is forced to manage on its own, it can rewire itself to handle all the tasks of a full brain.
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  • The adult human brain is surprisingly malleable: it can rewire itself and even grow new cells.
  • Push the pedal, and the brain is less able to rewire itself.
  • Exercising auditory regions helps to rewire the brain.
  • Antidepressants may prime the adult brain to rewire faulty circuits during therapy.
  • Such continued distractions only wire and rewire the brain become more and more receptive to stress and unhappiness.
British Dictionary definitions for rewire


(transitive) to provide (a house, engine, etc) with new wiring
Derived Forms
rewirable, adjective
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