retrofit UK US /ˈretrəʊˌfɪt/ verb [T] (-tt-) PRODUCTION
to provide a machine with a part, or a place with equipment, that the machine or place did not have when it was built: »

We're retrofitting these plants with state-of-the-art emission controls.


Bulldozers, cranes, and other types of construction equipment will be required to have their engines retrofitted.

retrofit UK US /ˈretrəʊˌfɪt/ noun [C] (also retrofitting) PRODUCTION
an occasion when a machine is provided with a part, or a place is provided with equipment, that the machine or place did not have when it was built: »

A full retrofit can save 25% on a trucker's fuel bill.


A scheduled retrofitting for wireless Internet had not happened.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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