reclose

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

re- +‎ close

Verb[edit]

reclose (third-person singular simple present recloses, present participle reclosing, simple past and past participle reclosed)

  1. To close or be closed after having previously been opened
    • 2007 June 1, Ronald Smothers, “Court Says New Jersey Official Was Wrong to Permit Angioplasties”, in New York Times[1]:
      Stents improved the procedure by combating the tendency of many vessels to reclose quickly after angioplasty.

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