Definition of reimbursement in English:



mass noun
  • 1The action of repaying a person who has spent or lost money.

    ‘reimbursement of everyday medical costs’
    • ‘Now in her second year of nursing school, she is receiving full tuition reimbursement from her employer.’
    • ‘The issuer makes a direct promise of reimbursement to the dealer in the master agreement.’
    • ‘Some medical insurance providers do not provide reimbursement for telemedicine expenses.’
    • ‘With these limitations, reimbursement was next to impossible to obtain.’
    • ‘There might be punitive damages as well as reimbursement of litigation costs and legal fees.’
    • ‘The bank was not entitled to reimbursement of the amount involved.’
    • ‘It has the right to obtain reimbursement from him for any amount paid out on bills drawn under the facility.’
    • ‘The company provides its travel agents with enviable benefits, such as free airplane tickets, or reimbursement for educational expenses.’
    • ‘Three million policies nationwide could be eligible for reimbursement under this settlement.’
    • ‘She says she got "bad information" from equipment vendors about the level of reimbursement.’
    1. 1.1count noun A sum paid to cover money that has been spent or lost.
      ‘the family received insurance reimbursements’
      • ‘Small co-payments are attached to some of these reimbursements.’
      • ‘He estimated that a reimbursement rate of 36 cents would cost the university an additional $67,000 per year.’
      • ‘MPs' expenses were clearly a living allowance, not a reimbursement.’
      • ‘The company provides tuition reimbursements to employees who have worked a year or more.’
      • ‘27 candidates qualified for a reimbursement of election expenses.’
      • ‘All it is is just a reimbursement for some of the hard costs.’
      • ‘The doctors are getting crunched by the ever-increasing malpractice insurance premiums and by the diminishing reimbursements from insurance companies.’
      • ‘With 30 patients, the facility generates just over $1 million in annual revenues, derived primarily from Medicaid reimbursements.’
      • ‘Several insurance companies have been fined by state regulators for deliberately delaying or skipping reimbursements owed to doctors.’
      • ‘Prior to the election they received a reimbursement of 190,000 euros.’