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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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