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Meaning of REGRATE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Re*grate"\ (r?*gr?t"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Regrated};
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Regrating}.] [F. regratter, literally, to
    scrape again. See {Re}-, and {Grate}, v. t.]
    1. (Masonry) To remove the outer surface of, as of an old
       hewn stone, so as to give it a fresh appearance.
    
    2. To offend; to shock. [Obs.] --Derham.
    
    
  2. \Re*grate"\, v. t. [F. regratter to regrate provisions;
    of uncertain origin.] (Eng.Law)
    To buy in large quantities, as corn, provisions, etc., at a
    market or fair, with the intention of selling the same again,
    in or near the same place, at a higher price, -- a practice
    which was formerly treated as a public offense.
    
    
 

 

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