re·​pow·​er | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈpau̇(-ə)r How to pronounce repower (audio) \
repowered; repowering; repowers

Definition of repower

transitive verb

: to provide again or anew with power especially : to provide (something, such as a boat) with a new engine

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Recent Examples on the Web And fuel cells are vying with batteries in plans to repower the roughly 16,000 trucks that haul freight at the region’s ports. Peter Fairley, Scientific American, "Solar and Wind Power Could Ignite a Hydrogen Energy Comeback," 1 Feb. 2020 Here are five outboards that might well give you a reason to repower your boat with something quiet, clean, and new. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "The 5 Best Outboard Motors for Powering Your Aquatic Adventures," 16 July 2019 Although onshore wind farm owners have been repowering their equipment for years, offshore repowering comes with its own technical challenges. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Offshore, Act Two: New owner repowers 20-year-old wind farm off Swedish coast," 30 Dec. 2018 Any Tesla owner can repower using the supercharger network, according to a company spokesman. Carrie Blackmore Smith,, "New Tesla supercharger station is taking shape on Greater Cincinnati's West Side," 8 Mar. 2018 The presence of lead paint on work areas and surfaces temporarily halted work on the Jackson repowering project last March. Brady Slater, Twin Cities, "Twin Ports shipyard settles OSHA complaint over hazardous lead exposure," 5 Jan. 2017 Most of GE Energy Financial Services’s 2017 investments will be in North America, including deals to repower existing wind farms, according to David Nason, chief executive officer of the unit, which frequently backs projects that use GE technology. Brian Eckhouse,, "GE Energy Financial to Invest $3 Billion, Half for Renewables," 23 May 2017

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1954, in the meaning defined above

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“Repower.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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