reface

verb

re·​face (ˌ)rē-ˈfās How to pronounce reface (audio)
refaced; refacing

transitive verb

: to face (something or someone) again: such as
a
: to cover the front of (something) again
refaced the kitchen cabinets
b
: to renew the surface of (something) by cutting or grinding
refaced engine valves

Examples of reface in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The finding is currently in press in the Planetary Science Journal. Unlike Earth, where plate tectonics and biological processes regularly reface the planet, the moon’s surface is an archive of scars from impacts that have occurred over the satellite’s 4.5-billion-year lifetime. Meghan Bartels, Scientific American, 24 July 2023 The cabinets were refaced in white with black matte pulls, and the vanity is gone. Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Mar. 2023 The house’s previous owners had kept it in excellent condition, so Lawson and Dabestani initially planned to update only the windows and doors, as well as to reface the kitchen. Molly Creeden, New York Times, 10 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1635, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of reface was in 1635

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“Reface.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reface. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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