refocus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

re- +‎ focus

Verb[edit]

refocus (third-person singular simple present refocuses or, less commonly, refocusses, present participle refocusing or, less commonly, refocussing, simple past and past participle refocused or, less commonly, refocussed)

  1. (intransitive) to focus on something else
  2. (transitive) to change the focus of
    to refocus a microscope
  3. (intransitive) to change one's priorities
  4. (intransitive) to come back into focus
    • 1954, William Golding, Lord of the Flies
      Presently the white, broken stumps, the split sticks and the tangle of the thicket refocused.

Usage notes[edit]

The spellings refocusses, refocussing, refocussed are more common in Britain than the US.

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