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REIMBURSE, verb transitive reimburs'.

To refund; to replace in a treasury or in a private coffer, an equivalent to the sum taken from it, lost or expended; as, to reimburse the expenses of a war or a canal. The word is used before the person expending, or the treasury from which the advances are made, or before the expenses. We say, to reimburse the individual, to reimburse the treasury, or to reimburse the expenses. To reimburse the person, is to repay to him his losses, expenses or advances; to reimburse the treasury, is to refund to it the sum drawn from it; to reimburse losses or expenses, is to repay them or make them good.