re·​fix (ˌ)rē-ˈfiks How to pronounce refix (audio)
refixed; refixing

transitive verb

: to fix (something) again: such as
: to make (an object) firm, stable, or stationary again
The lowest frame was refixed in an intermediate position …Malcolm Puller
also : to affix or attach (something) again
"There should be no attempt to refix any ironwork or stonework to the surrounds unless undertaken by a specialist with early photographic evidence to support the works." Mitch McKay
: to set or establish (something) again and usually differently
… [a country] was allowed to refix its exchange rate vis-à-vis the dollar.Grahame Thompson
We expect the match to be refixed [=rescheduled] at a later (Ireland)
: to repair (something) again
Mike fixed and refixed cars that took me to field sites …Sofya Aptekar

Word History

First Known Use

1591, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of refix was in 1591

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“Refix.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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