re·​ap·​pli·​ca·​tion (ˌ)rē-ˌa-plə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce reapplication (audio)
plural reapplications
: a second or renewed application : the act or an instance of reapplying
… he plans to reapply in the spring, when his patio permit is up for reapplication.Stephanie Menders
There are some sunscreens designed to be water/sweat proof; typically those products still recommend reapplication every 40-80 minutes.Katie Savio

Examples of reapplication in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Oftentimes, these chemicals must be applied more than once, including reapplication seven to nine days after the first treatment to kill any eggs that survived and subsequently hatched. Lindsey Bever, Washington Post, 28 June 2024 Because our experts emphasize the need to apply sunscreen throughout the day, be sure to stock up on convenient formulas that make reapplication simple. Kiana Murden, Vogue, 17 June 2024 For instance, Korean sunscreen makers know that the efficacy of sun protection is rooted in reapplication, so some have created light formulas that are actually pleasant to put on. Alex Abad-Santos, Vox, 14 June 2024 In practice, this is unlikely to be a huge change; City Hall’s prior decision to require shelter reapplication every 30 days for single adults was functionally a 30-day cap, with migrants in lines thousands of people long. New York Daily News Editorial Board, New York Daily News, 23 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for reapplication 

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Word History

First Known Use

1651, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reapplication was in 1651

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“Reapplication.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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