re·​de·​pos·​it (ˌ)rē-di-ˈpä-zət How to pronounce redeposit (audio)
redeposited; redepositing; redeposits

transitive verb

: to deposit (something) again : to return (something) to a place or put it in a new place
… once you take a distribution from your account, you'll owe no interest or penalties if it is redeposited into a qualified retirement account within 60 days.Matthew Frankel
… silt that has been redeposited from flowing water …N. Hamilton
By imparting a negative electrostatic charge to loosened dirt, they prevent it from redepositing back onto other items in the wash.J. Raloff

Examples of redeposit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The anti-microbial brush prevents dirt from being redeposited back onto your floors with the mopping function. Ali Faccenda, Peoplemag, 6 Oct. 2023 Best Ingredients in a Laundry Detergent for Hard Water The best laundry detergent ingredients for hard water are those that effectively remove mineral buildup and prevent it from redepositing on clothes. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 8 Apr. 2023 These layers also ensure your PowerMop won’t cause streaks and smears by picking up and trapping dirt, so it isn’t redeposited on the floor with the next pass. Lauren Phillips, Better Homes & Gardens, 4 May 2023 Sodium carbonate - Also known as washing soda, this ingredient is a powerful water softener that can help remove mineral buildup and prevent it from redepositing on clothes. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 8 Apr. 2023 Its special dirt-trapping agents ensure a thorough rinse, preventing soils from redepositing on clothing. 28. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 4 Apr. 2023 This works best if there’s no charge to redeposit. Scott McMurren, Anchorage Daily News, 12 Feb. 2023 Lastly, the normal 60-day rule to redeposit a distribution into a retirement account in order to avoid taxation has been extended to three years. Mark Paller, Forbes, 25 Feb. 2021 This ability to redeposit is a huge benefit for anyone who likes to grab scare award space in advance. Chris Jones,, 24 Dec. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1800, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of redeposit was in 1800

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“Redeposit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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