repristinate

verb
re·​pris·​ti·​nate | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈpri-stə-ˌnāt How to pronounce repristinate (audio) \
repristinated; repristinating

Definition of repristinate

transitive verb

: to restore to an original state or condition

Other Words from repristinate

repristination \ (ˌ)rē-​ˌpri-​stə-​ˈnā-​shən How to pronounce repristination (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of repristinate

1659, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for repristinate

re- + pristine + -ate entry 4

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“Repristinate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/repristinate. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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