re·​vict·​ual | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈvi-tᵊl How to pronounce revictual (audio) \
revictualed or revictualled; revictualing or revictualling

Definition of revictual

1 transitive : to supply (someone or something) with a fresh stock of provisions Officers who bought oxen … to revictual the fleet were allowed to sell the hides after the animals had been slaughtered.— Peter McCormick
2 intransitive : to obtain a fresh stock of provisions Small, slow ships plodded out to Cape Town; revictualled there and plodded on to Australia.— Don Charlwood

First Known Use of revictual

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Revictual.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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