1605, from re- + furbish, from Middle English furbishen, from Middle French furbir, from frk *furbjan, from Proto-Germanic *furbijaną, from Proto-Indo-European *prep-. Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /ɹiˈfɝbɪʃ/
  • (RP) IPA: /ɹiːˈfɜːbɪʃ/

refurbish (refurbishes, present participle refurbishing; past and past participle refurbished)

  1. (transitive) To rebuild or replenish with all new material; to restore to original (or better) working order and appearance.

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