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Definition of refloat verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



refloat somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they refloat
he / she / it refloats
past simple refloated
-ing form refloating
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to make a boat or ship float again, for example after it has become stuck on the bottom in shallow water A salvage team had battled for five days to refloat the ship.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: refloat