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[ree-im-burs] /ˌri ɪmˈbɜrs/

verb (used with object), reimbursed, reimbursing.
to make repayment to for expense or loss incurred:
The insurance company reimbursed him for his losses in the fire.
to pay back; refund; repay.
(transitive) to repay or compensate (someone) for (money already spent, losses, damages, etc): your fare will be reimbursed after your interview

1610s, from re- “back” + imburse “to pay, enrich,” literally “put in a purse” (c.1530), from Middle French embourser, from Old French em- “in” + borser “to get money,” from borse “purse,” from Medieval Latin bursa (see purse (n.)). Related: Reimbursed; reimbursing.


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