re·​sup·​ply | \ (ˌ)rē-sə-ˈplī How to pronounce resupply (audio) \
resupplied; resupplying

Definition of resupply

1 transitive : 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 intransitive : to replenish supplies The more food you carry, the less frequently you need to resupply.— Victoria Logue

Other Words from resupply

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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