refold

verb
re·​fold | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈfōld How to pronounce refold (audio) \
refolded; refolding

Definition of refold

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

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1594, in the meaning defined above

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“Refold.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/refold. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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