refold

verb re·fold \ (ˌ)rē-ˈfōld \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of refold

refolded; refolding
transitive + intransitive
: to fold again
  • She folded and refolded her Kleenex into smaller and smaller squares.
  • —Julia Alvarez
  • … religiously refolding the laundry after the kids have messed up the linen closet …
  • —A. R. Gurney Jr.
  • The waiters refolded their arms. The barman went back to his newspaper.
  • —Roger Garfitt
  • Researchers … have figured out a process that can pull apart the tangled proteins, allowing them to refold and return to their original structure.
  • —Robert Ferris

First Known Use of refold

1594

in the meaning defined above

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