retest

verb re·test \ (ˌ)rē-ˈtest \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of retest

retested; retesting
transitive + intransitive
1 T : to evaluate, measure, or identify (something or someone) again by means of a test
  • In English I, 77,623 students who were retested in the spring failed again.
  • —Terrence Stutz
  • … his team tutored and retested a group of healthy elderly volunteers on whom he'd gathered data for 14 years.
  • —Marilyn Chase
  • … cats may test negative for some time after they are exposed and should be retested 90 days after possible exposure.
  • Cat Fancy
  • The doctors were retesting him for cystic fibrosis.
  • —Gary Smith
2 I : to be tested again
  • … Rhodes has instituted a new policy allowing students to retest at any time, letting them leap forward when they're ready.
  • —Brian Thevenot

retest

play \ˈrē-ˌtest\ noun, plural retests
    • He failed and had to return for a retest.
    • She passed the retest.
    • I was happy to hear that, six months later in January, her retest remained normal.
    • —Andrew Weil

First Known Use of retest

1778

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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