re·​pack·​age | \(ˌ)rē-ˈpa-kij \
repackaged; repackaging; repackages

Definition of repackage 

transitive verb

: to package again or anew specifically : to put into a more efficient or attractive form

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Other Words from repackage

repackager noun

Examples of repackage in a Sentence

Large pieces of meat are cut and repackaged at the butcher's shop. repackage newspaper comic strips as books TV studios repackage real-life dramas as entertainment.
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Brands such as Aveda and Lush borrow from ayurveda to develop skin-care products, while trendy coffee shops and juice bars in American cities repackage India’s village remedies into turmeric lattes and ashwagandha smoothies. Vidhi Doshi, Washington Post, "How ghee, turmeric and aloe vera became India’s new instruments of soft power," 29 Jan. 2018 The Japanese would be smart to repackage their promises of agricultural liberalization from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and offer them as a basis for negotiations with Mr. Trump. Holman W. Jenkins, WSJ, "A Foreigner’s Guide to Trade War," 26 June 2018 Know Where the Meds Originated Pharmacies take pills out of their original containers, repackage them and put new expiration dates on. Bunny Wong, Woman's Day, "10 Expert Tips for Cleaning Out Your Medicine Cabinet," 29 Dec. 2015 Employees and volunteers sort and repackage the beads to re-sell to Mardi Gras carnival riders. Littice Bacon-blood,, "Here's how (and when) to swap Mardi Gras beads for free Krispy Kreme doughnuts," 12 Mar. 2018 MacDonald Training Center students will recycle and repackage the beads to be sold back to Gasparilla krewes for next year’s parade. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "Attention Tampa Bay: Surrender Your Gasparilla Pirate Booty for a Good Cause," 30 Jan. 2018 Saturday Night Live even featured the veteran Democratic lawmaker – or rather, an impersonation of her – in a November skit mocking Democrats’ bid to repackage their aging leaders as fresh new faces. Emily Cadei, sacbee, "Is Dianne Feinstein too old to run for re-election?," 8 Jan. 2018 The agencies repackage mortgages as securities that are insured if the loans default. Rachel Witkowski, WSJ, "Fed’s Powell Says Housing Finance System Needs an Overhaul," 6 July 2017 The Federal Emergency Relief Administration came up with two options: move Key West’s 12,000 residents to Tampa, or clear the garbage from the streets, fix up the quaint but dilapidated buildings, and repackage Key West as a tourist attraction. National Geographic, "The True Story of the Most Intense Hurricane You've Never Heard Of," 8 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of repackage

1899, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of repackage

: to put (something) into a new package

: to present (something) to the public in a new or more attractive way

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