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Definition of reformat verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

reformat

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈfɔːmæt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈfɔːrmæt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they reformat
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈfɔːmæt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈfɔːrmæt//
 
he / she / it reformats
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈfɔːmæts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈfɔːrmæts//
 
past simple reformatted
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈfɔːmætɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈfɔːrmætɪd//
 
past participle reformatted
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈfɔːmætɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈfɔːrmætɪd//
 
-ing form reformatting
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈfɔːmætɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈfɔːrmætɪŋ//
 
 
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reformat something (computing) to give a new format to a computer disk You should be able to install the drive software without needing to reformat the hard drive.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: reformat