rearticulate

verb

re·​ar·​tic·​u·​late (ˌ)rē-är-ˈti-kyə-ˌlāt How to pronounce rearticulate (audio)
rearticulated; rearticulating; rearticulates

transitive verb

: to articulate (something) again: such as
a
: to give new or further utterance or expression to
… a small team has been tasked with rearticulating the college's mission and identity statement.James K. A. Smith
b
: to reassemble and join together all or some of (the bones comprising the skeleton of a dead animal)
The "Dino Daze" festival was built around the return of the allosaurus, which was scientifically rearticulated by Hadley Exhibits.Mark Sommer
rearticulated the fox skeleton using wire and glue
rearticulation noun
plural rearticulations
It is, therefore, a voice that richly merits reexposure and rearticulation Menachem Fisch
… the rearticulation of a killer whale skeleton. Shannon Haugland

Word History

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rearticulate was in 1879

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Cite this Entry

“Rearticulate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rearticulate. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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