Definition of refloat in English:

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Pronunciation: /riːˈfləʊt/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


[with object]
Set afloat again: it was hoped to refloat her on the next high water figurative consumer demand will eventually refloat the economy
More example sentences
  • A traditional silver nail ceremony was held to celebrate the completion of the work and the ship was refloated, with inclining experiments to check stability.
  • Certainly it is known that in 1901 he was based in Hong Kong and he refloated the steamship München which had run aground on Yap, Caroline Islands.
  • Once Nottingham is refloated she will be towed into Portsmouth Naval Base, where repairs will be carried out by FSL, taking up to 18 months and costing £26 million.

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