re·​chan·​nel | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈcha-nᵊl How to pronounce rechannel (audio) \
rechanneled or rechannelled; rechanneling or rechanneling; rechannels

Definition of rechannel

transitive verb

: to direct into a different channel The system of government they designed, rather than denying the inherent tribalism of humanity, instead tried to rechannel it, to make it less likely to undermine good government or assault individual rights.— Jay Cost … raising the water table in the swamp's remaining 113,000 acres by capturing and rechanneling rainfall in the vast network of ditches that scar the land.— Ben Finley

First Known Use of rechannel

1922, in the meaning defined above

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“Rechannel.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 5 December 2019.

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