refurbish

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1605, from re- +‎ furbish, from Middle English furbishen, from Middle French forbir (stem furbiss-, to clean, polish), from Frankish *furbēn (to clean, polish).

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refurbish (third-person singular simple present refurbishes, present participle refurbishing, simple past and past participle refurbished)

  1. (transitive) To rebuild or replenish with all new material; to restore to original (or better) working order and appearance.

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