resupply

verb re·sup·ply \ (ˌ)rē-sə-ˈplī \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of resupply

resupplied; resupplying
transitive + intransitive
1 T : to supply (someone or something) again
  • resupplying the troops/ships
  • Besieged populations could sometimes be resupplied by air or sea, or at least by ground or naval forces protected by air cover.
  • —Victor Davis Hanson
2 I : to replenish supplies
  • The more food you carry, the less frequently you need to resupply.
  • —Victoria Logue

resupply

noun, plural resupplies
    • resupplies of food/ammunition
    • With ground resupply readily available, they seldom ate anything they weren't carrying …
    • —Rod Nordland
    • on a resupply mission
    • a navy resupply ship

First Known Use of resupply

1579

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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