rehome

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

re- +‎ home

Verb[edit]

rehome (third-person singular simple present rehomes, present participle rehoming, simple past and past participle rehomed)

  1. (transitive) To find a new home for (especially a pet).
    The cat recovered after treatment by a vet and has now been rehomed.
  2. (transitive) To find a new family for (one or more adopted children) without using official adoption agencies.