reinstall

verb re·in·stall \ (ˌ)rē-in-ˈstȯl \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of reinstall

reinstalled; reinstalling
: to install (something or someone) again
  • Reinstall the software and reboot the computer.
  • reinstall carpet
  • … the Meiji Restoration, when the emperor was reinstalled as the central figure of the government and the shogun system was disbanded.
  • —Bennett Schiff

reinstallation

play \(ˌ)rē-ˌin(t)-stə-ˈlā-shən\ noun, plural reinstallations
    • Reinstallation of valve covers, a seemingly brief task, took Ron and I six full hours.
    • —Chuck Asbury

First Known Use of reinstall

1595

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