if necessary

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Definition of if necessary

: if it is needed Apply another coat of paint if necessary.

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“If necessary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/if%20necessary. Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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