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v. re·vet·ted, re·vet·ting, re·vets
To retain (an embankment, for example) with a layer of stone, concrete, or other supporting material; provide with a revetment.
To construct a revetment.
[French revêtir, from Old French revestir, to clothe again, from Latin revestīre : re-, re- + vestīre, to clothe (from vestis, garment; see wes- in Indo-European roots).]
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vb, -vets, -vetting or -vetted
1. (Building) to face (a wall or embankment) with stones
2. (Fortifications) to face (a wall or embankment) with stones
[C19: from French revêt, from Old French revestir to reclothe; see revest]
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v.t. -vet•ted, -vet•ting.
to face, as an embankment, with masonry or other material.
[1805–15; < French revêtir literally, to reclothe]
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Past participle: revetted
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|Verb||1.||revet - construct a revetment|
revet - face with a layer of stone or concrete or other supporting material so as to retain; "face an embankment"
|2.||revet - face with a layer of stone or concrete or other supporting material so as to retain; "face an embankment"|
face - cover the front or surface of; "The building was faced with beautiful stones"
revet - construct a revetment
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