revictual

verb

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

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of revictual was in the 15th century

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“Revictual.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/revictual. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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