re·​tex·​ture (ˌ)rē-ˈteks-chər How to pronounce retexture (audio)
retextured; retexturing

transitive verb

: to give a new or different texture to (something)
uses a chemical peel to exfoliate and retexture the skin
… his company will retexture the surface of the flooring, increasing the friction between the surface of the floor and anything that comes into contact with it.Sarah Smellie

Examples of retexture in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Designed for wet or dry exfoliating, just scrub your body in circular motions with the 100% nylon fibers to retexture skin, unclog pores, and reduce ingrown hairs. Kiana Murden, Vogue, 29 Feb. 2024 Retinol helps to retexture tired skin while vitamins improve dark circles and discoloration. Cristina Montemayor, Men's Health, 28 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of retexture was in 1937

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Cite this Entry

“Retexture.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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