re·​strength·​en (ˌ)rē-ˈstreŋ(k)-thən How to pronounce restrengthen (audio)
restrengthened; restrengthening

transitive + intransitive

: to strengthen (something) again or to become strong again
restrengthened their bond
doing exercises to restrengthen the muscle
After pummeling the Caribbean, Maria restrengthened to a major hurricane early Thursday.Mark Osborne et al.

Examples of restrengthen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The tropical storm is expected to restrengthen into a hurricane before making landfall tonight near the southern border of the state, bringing with it 3 to 6 inches of rainfall, up to 5 feet of storm surge, and wind gusts in excess of 90 miles per hour. Max Claypool and Monica Garrett, CNN, 3 Aug. 2020 The storm will restrengthen once Cristobal moves back into the Gulf on Thursday night and Friday. Leigh Morgan, al, 3 June 2020 Still, Fred could restrengthen and deliver tropical storm conditions to the Florida Keys as early as this weekend and more of the Southeast early next week, the NHC says. Judson Jones, CNN, 12 Aug. 2021 Moving across the northwestern Caribbean on Friday, Eta was expected to restrengthen to a tropical storm. NBC News, 6 Nov. 2020 After impacting the Yucatán, the storm is expected to restrengthen over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico before turning north toward the northern Gulf Coast. John Muyskens, Washington Post, 6 Oct. 2020 However, forecasters added on Wednesday afternoon that Paulette could restrengthen some next week. Leigh Morgan, al, 9 Sep. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1587, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of restrengthen was in 1587

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“Restrengthen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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