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rewire

[ree-wahyuh r] /riˈwaɪər/
verb (used with object), rewired, rewiring.
1.
to provide with new wiring:
to rewire a house.
verb (used without object), rewired, rewiring.
2.
to install new wiring.
Origin of rewire
1900-1905
1900-05; re- + wire
Related forms
rewirable, adjective
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rewire

/riːˈwaɪə/
verb
1.
(transitive) to provide (a house, engine, etc) with new wiring
Derived Forms
rewirable, adjective
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