respray

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

Definition of respray

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

Other Words from respray

respray \ ˈrē-​ˌsprā How to pronounce respray (audio) \ noun, plural resprays
… it's pretty obvious … that the car has seen a respray at some point in its life. — Rob Emslie

First Known Use of respray

1880, in the meaning defined above

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“Respray.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/respray. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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