restructure


restructure
restructurer, n.
/ree struk"cheuhr/, v., restructured, restructuring, n.
v.t.
1. to change, alter, or restore the structure of: to restructure a broken nose.
2. to effect a fundamental change in (as an organization or system).
3. to recombine (bits of inexpensive meats), esp. by mechanical means, into simulated steaks, fillets, etc.
v.i.
4. to restructure something.
n.
5. the act or an instance of restructuring.
[1940-45; RE- + STRUCTURE]

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