re·​spray (ˌ)rē-ˈsprā How to pronounce respray (audio)
resprayed; respraying

transitive verb

: to spray (something or someone) again
resprayed the leaves with pesticide
Respray skillet as needed to prevent any sticking.Vegetarian Times
Additionally, the seller resprayed the car in a different shade of yellow …Brian Silvestro
also : to disperse or apply (something) as a spray again
resprayed the paint/varnish
respray noun
plural resprays
… it's pretty obvious … that the car has seen a respray at some point in its life. Rob Emslie

Examples of respray in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Between cuts, wipe it clean and respray. People Staff,, 2 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1880, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of respray was in 1880

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Cite this Entry

“Respray.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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