rehandle

verb
re·​han·​dle | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈhan-dᵊl How to pronounce rehandle (audio) \
rehandled; rehandling

Definition of rehandle

transitive verb

: to handle (something) again: such as
a : to hold, touch, or move (something) again with the hands Every time the materials are rehandled, it adds to the production cost. After the public's crude mishandling [of the work of art], it would now be rehandled by a special team of assembled experts and professionals …— Annika Marie
b : to deal with (something) again rehandle a situation a modern rehandling of an age-old literary theme

First Known Use of rehandle

1697, in the meaning defined above

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“Rehandle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rehandle. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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