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tr.v. re·im·bursed, re·im·burs·ing, re·im·burs·es
1. To repay (money spent); refund.
2. To pay back or compensate (another party) for money spent or losses incurred.
[re- + imburse, to put in a purse, pay (from French embourser, from Old French : en-, in from Latin in-; see in-2 + borser, to get money, from borse, purse, from Late Latin bursa, bag; see bursa).]
(tr) to repay or compensate (someone) for (money already spent, losses, damages, etc): your fare will be reimbursed after your interview.
[C17: from re- + imburse, from Medieval Latin imbursāre to put in a moneybag, from bursa purse]
v.t. -bursed, -burs•ing.
1. to make repayment to for expense or loss incurred.
2. to pay back; refund; repay.
[1605–15; re- + obsolete imburse to put into a purse, pay < Medieval Latin imbursāre= Latin im- im-1 + Medieval Latin -bursāre, derivative of bursa purse, bag]
Past participle: reimbursed
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|Verb||1.||reimburse - pay back for some expense incurred; "Can the company reimburse me for my professional travel?"|
|2.||reimburse - reimburse or compensate (someone), as for a loss|