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English noun: retrofit

1. retrofit (artifact) a component or accessory added to something after it has been manufactured


Broader (hypernym)component, constituent, element

2. retrofit (act) the act of adding a component or accessory to something that did not have it when it was manufactured


SamplesThe court ordered a retrofit on all automobiles.


Broader (hypernym)addition


English verb: retrofit

1. retrofit (possession) provide with parts, devices, or equipment not available or in use at the time of the original manufacture


SamplesThey car companies retrofitted all the old models with new carburetors.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something with something


Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply


Verb groupretrofit

2. retrofit (contact) fit in or on an existing structure, such as an older house


SamplesThe mansion was retrofitted with modern plumbing.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)instal, install, put in, set up


Verb groupretrofit, retrofit

3. retrofit (change) substitute new or modernized parts or equipment for older ones


SamplesThe laboratory retrofitted to meet the safety codes.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)modernise, modernize, overhaul


Verb groupretrofit









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