re·​grate | \ rə̇ˈgrāt, rēˈ- \

Definition of regrate

 (Entry 1 of 3)

archaic Scottish variant of

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Definition of regrate (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : to buy up (necessities of life) at a market or fair with the intention of reselling in or near the same place at a profit — compare engross
2 : to sell or dispose of (commodities bought in regrating) usually at retail
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Definition of regrate (Entry 3 of 3)

: to remove the outer surface of (masonry) so as to freshen in appearance

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History and Etymology for regrate

Transitive verb (1)

Middle English regraten, from Middle French regrater, from regratier regrater

Transitive verb

French regratter, from re- + gratter to scratch, scrape, from Middle French grater

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“Regrate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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