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verb [transitive]     rediscover pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlerediscovering
past tenserediscovered
past participlerediscovered
  1. 1
    to realize again that you like something by doing it again after not doing it for a long time

    She was in her sixties when she rediscovered her love of painting.

  2. 2
    to find something that has been lost for a long time

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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