re·​link (ˌ)rē-ˈliŋk How to pronounce relink (audio)
relinked; relinking

transitive + intransitive

: to link (something) again or to be linked again
Most—not all—of the vaporized atoms supply maximum energy by relinking promptly into such stable molecules as N2, H2O and carbon dioxide.Philip Morrison et al.
relink the computer to the printer
But many experts have long since demonstrated that anonymised data can often be relinked to an individual due to its revealing detail.Karlin Lillington
So, with private enterprise back on the agenda, the Cubans will soon have to formulate a strategy for relinking their economy with the wider world.Richard Gott

Word History

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of relink was in 1846

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“Relink.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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