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EtymologyEdit

re- +‎ wire

VerbEdit

rewire (third-person singular simple present rewires, present participle rewiring, simple past and past participle rewired)

  1. To replace or reconnect the wires of a device or installation.
    I had to rewire the circuit where the old wires had shorted out.
    The electrician said that we couldn't add a new outlet without rewiring.
  2. To change the functionality of something by altering the parameters or logic.
    When our companies merged, I rewired our payment processing system to handle their invoices as well.

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