re·​trans·​fer (ˌ)rē-tran(t)s-ˈfər How to pronounce retransfer (audio)
retransferred; retransferring

transitive verb

: to transfer (something or someone) back or again
retransferring funds
retransferring the property to the original owners
He was retransferred to a military base in Hawaii.
retransfer noun
plural retransfers
a retransfer of funds
laws governing the retransfer of nuclear material to a third country

Word History

First Known Use

1609, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of retransfer was in 1609

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Cite this Entry

“Retransfer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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