re·​draft | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈdraft How to pronounce redraft (audio) , -ˈdräft \
redrafted; redrafting; redrafts

Definition of redraft

transitive + intransitive

: to draft (something) again redraft a contract/letter/will was hired to redraft the script Major energy legislation … ran into insurmountable hurdles in the Senate last year and may be redrafted to avoid some of the stumbling blocks …— Helen Dewar … the tortured hours [poet Elizabeth] Bishop spent not writing and then, once she finally got started, drafting and redrafting until a poem found … virtuosic form …— Meghan O'Rourke

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redraft \ ˈrē-​ˌdraft How to pronounce redraft (audio) , -​ˌdräft \ noun, plural redrafts
… running back and forth from her office to work on drafts and redrafts of a document. — Terry Carter

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1795, in the meaning defined above

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“Redraft.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of redraft

: to make a new version of (a document, plan, etc.)

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