rebottle

verb re·bot·tle \ (ˌ)rē-ˈbä-tᵊl \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of rebottle

rebottled; rebottling; rebottles
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

First Known Use of rebottle

1757

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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