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

transitive verb

: to handle (something) again: such as
: 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
: to deal with (something) again
rehandle a situation
a modern rehandling of an age-old literary theme

Word History

First Known Use

1697, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rehandle was in 1697

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Cite this Entry

“Rehandle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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