Definition of refire in US English:

refire

verb

  • 1with object To set light to again; to reignite or rekindle.

  • 2To bake or dry (tea leaves) for a second or subsequent time, typically in order to improve the quality and taste of the finished tea.

  • 3Ceramics. To fire (pottery) for second or subsequent time, typically in order to set a glaze which has been applied to repair or further decorate a piece.

  • 4with object To fire (a gun) again, especially after reloading.

  • 5with object US. To dismiss or discharge (a person) from employment for a second or subsequent time.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Davies (1625–1693), translator. From re- + fire.

Pronunciation

refire

/ˌriːˈfʌɪə/