rediscover

verb
re·​dis·​cov·​er | \ (ˌ)rē-di-ˈskə-vər How to pronounce rediscover (audio) \
rediscovered; rediscovering; rediscovers

Definition of rediscover

transitive verb

: to discover (something lost or forgotten) again In America we have only recently rediscovered the use of wild greens.— Jasper White Want to rediscover the joys and surprises of great literature? We're spending 2016 reading and discussing great novels …Slate.com

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rediscovery \ (ˌ)rē-​di-​ˈskə-​v(ə-​)rē How to pronounce rediscovery (audio) \ noun, plural rediscoveries
The rediscovery of the woodpecker was touted by cryptozoologists as proof that animals thought long extinct may still exist. — Benjamin Radford

First Known Use of rediscover

1621, in the meaning defined above

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rediscover

verb

English Language Learners Definition of rediscover

: to find (something lost or forgotten) again : to discover (something) again

rediscover

verb
re·​dis·​cov·​er | \ ˌrē-dis-ˈkə-vər\
rediscovered; rediscovering

Kids Definition of rediscover

: to discover again Explorers rediscovered a lost city.

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