- to adapt the machinery of (a factory) to the manufacture of a different product by changing the tools and dies
- to reorganize to meet new or different needs or conditions
verbre·tooled, re·tool·ing, re·tools
- To fit out (a factory, for example) with a new set of machinery and tools for making a different product.
- To revise and reorganize, especially for the purpose of updating or improving: had to retool the city's economy.
(third-person singular simple present retools, present participle retooling, simple past and past participle retooled)