/ree'fi nans", ree fuy"nans/, v.t., refinanced, refinancing.
1. to finance again.
2. to satisfy (a debt) by making another loan on new terms: She just refinanced her mortgage.
3. to increase or change the financing of, as by selling stock or obtaining additional credit.
[1905-10; RE- + FINANCE]

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