re·​pos·​it ri-ˈpä-zət How to pronounce reposit (audio)
reposited ri-ˈpä-zə-təd How to pronounce reposit (audio)
; repositing ri-ˈpä-zə-tiŋ How to pronounce reposit (audio)

transitive verb

: deposit, store
: to put back in place : replace

Examples of reposit in a Sentence

the radioactive waste will be stored on-site until it can be reposited elsewhere

Word History


Latin repositus, past participle of reponere to replace, from re- + ponere to place — more at position

First Known Use

1630, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of reposit was in 1630

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Cite this Entry

“Reposit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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