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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of retrofit.
  • adj. fitted or installed at a later date


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  • Next up: Millennium Park's Crown Fountain retrofitted into blazing Prozac towers by CDC-licenced landscape architects.

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  • He has also outfitted (one almost wants to say "retrofitted") a Fender Stratocaster guitar, making it appear that the pick guard has been peeled away to reveal the guts — all clockwork gears.

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  • In a phone call with CNET earlier this week, Matt Tullis, who is Dolby's director of marketing, said Axon will be able to be "retrofitted" into older games through a software update, though he expects most developers to simply build it into their upcoming titles.

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  • Clash of the Titans being "retrofitted" to the 3D projection systems.


  • A great feature of the Wattbox is that it is able to be retrofitted, meaning it's suitable for all houses, not just new ones.

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  • CONSTRUCTION company FE Peacock has 'retrofitted' an existing bungalow with energy-saving technologies.

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  • Don't freak out that 3D will somehow compromise the quality of all your games, though; it's important to note these titles are not only being "retrofitted" to display in 3D, they're also the first games to get the treatment.


  • In an earlier experiment they attached these molecules to a single kind of antibody in the lab, and injected these "retrofitted" antibodies into the mouse to kill tumour cells.

    New Scientist - Online News

  • If you think alternative energy supply will save the day consider how long it takes to build a nuclear power plant ten years, how many of the world's three billion internal combustion engines can be retrofitted, in time, and what would happen to the ever-shrinking supply of oil if western nations, particularly America, suddenly regained a vibrant industrial economy.

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  • Treepeople, in Los Angeles, retrofitted a public park and built a 216,000 gallon underground cistern to capture and reuse rainwater for use in dry months, when the park vegetation must be irrigated to survive.

    Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins: When I Learned that Water Isn't Supposed to Have a Taste


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