Definition of resupply in English:

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Pronunciation: /riːsəˈplʌɪ/

verb (resupplies, resupplying, resupplied)

[with object]
1Provide with a fresh supply: he planned to use 216 Squadron to resupply his force
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  • The first strength is probably the most important; a defender can more quickly shift forces to resupply existing forces, shore up defense where it is needed, and counterattack.
  • Logistics soldiers resupplied the force on a massive scale.
  • We resupplied our groceries and from then on provided our own kitchen staff and cooked our own meals.
1.1 [no object] Acquire a fresh supply: phase two envisaged a period to regroup and resupply
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  • As long as there is one troop from that regiment left alive, and the regiment is in supply, the regiment will resupply back to full strength and to a full number of units.
  • A new approach to Logistics is evinced by resupplying only as needed, rapidly exploiting contracting assets in theater, and requiring a commonality of vehicle parts.
  • Andònië and Hildor were resupplying at the market.


An act or instance of resupplying something or being resupplied: a resupply became essential
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  • On the other hand, you still need a base and you still need the infrastructure that you had with the carrier, but certainly the resupply would be a lot easier, so land-based certainly has a lot of benefits.
  • The others head for the restrooms or skulk to the vending machines for a resupply of chips and Dew.
  • The International Space Station does indeed have plenty of reserve oxygen following a resupply on Christmas Day.

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