rebottle

verb

re·​bot·​tle (ˌ)rē-ˈbä-tᵊl How to pronounce rebottle (audio)
rebottled; rebottling; rebottles

transitive verb

1
: to bottle or bottle up (something) again or anew
If you're happy with the flavor, strain the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer and rebottle your flavored rum.Christina Jordan
Disclosure of a trade secret compromises its protection and trade secret status. And once lost, this status is gone forever—you cannot rebottle a known secret.Jim Adams
2
: to put (something) into a new form : repackage
Atheists and agnostics have long tried to rebottle religion: to get the community and the good works without the supernatural stuff.Mark Oppenheimer
The result is old music rebottled for new times: brief pieces in dizzying sequence for an age of narrow attention spans …Anand Giridharadas

Examples of rebottle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Eventually, other shoe companies realized that World Athletics wasn’t going to rebottle the genie. Alex Hutchinson, Outside Online, 17 Nov. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1757, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of rebottle was in 1757

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Cite this Entry

“Rebottle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rebottle. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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