remobilize

verb

re·​mo·​bi·​lize (ˌ)rē-ˈmō-bə-ˌlīz How to pronounce remobilize (audio)
remobilized; remobilizing

transitive verb

1
: to mobilize (something) again
received orders to remobilize the troops
remobilized nitrogen transported from the dying leaves through the plant's phloem
2
medical : to move (something) following a period of immobilization
a remobilized joint
remobilization noun
plural remobilizations
remobilization of the limb after injury
remobilization of nutrients following uptake and storage
… the remobilization of militias that once targeted Iraqis who helped the United States … Tim Arango

Examples of remobilize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Democrats understand that Joe Biden’s best — perhaps sole — chance for a second term is to remobilize the anti-Trump coalition that has appeared in every post-2016 cycle except 2021. Matthew Continetti, National Review, 13 May 2023 Advertisement Analysis of the sediment so far shows that the most concentrated layer of DDT is only about 6 centimeters deep — raising questions about just how easily these still-potent chemicals could be remobilized. Rosanna Xia, Los Angeles Times, 23 Mar. 2023 Places where crystal mushes form can be rejuvenated by new intrusions and new eruptions can remobilize older crystals and magma. Erik Klemetti, Discover Magazine, 26 Aug. 2014 This lahar was generated due to heavy rains on the slopes of the volcano and thanks to its recent activity, there was a lot of ash and volcanic debris to remobilize down the river channels. Erik Klemetti, Discover Magazine, 18 Aug. 2016 Rising groundwater is also a serious concern near contaminated sites, because rising groundwater can remobilize contaminants and send them in new directions, Plane said. Tara Duggan, San Francisco Chronicle, 18 Jan. 2023 Train those with declining industry skills to reskill and remobilize them to relevant roles that align with the company's key business priorities. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 12 Aug. 2022 The third scenario could happen, but would likely need a smaller volume of basalt not to remobilize and mix. Erik Klemetti, Discover Magazine, 26 Aug. 2014 See More

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'remobilize.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of remobilize was in 1886

Dictionary Entries Near remobilize

Cite this Entry

“Remobilize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/remobilize. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!