re·​adapt ˌrē-ə-ˈdapt How to pronounce readapt (audio)
readapted; readapting; readapts

transitive + intransitive

: to adapt (something or someone) again or to become adapted again
… a community debate about whether to demolish or readapt the building.Bill Dries
Her systems creaked and groaned as her instruments readapted to normal space-time.David Brin
readaptation noun
plural readaptations
The flight was extended from five to nine days last summer so scientists could learn more about people's adaptation to space and readaptation to gravity. Marcia Dunn

Examples of readapt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Should another variant of concern emerge, one drastically different than omicron and the already existing variants, scientists at Moderna will be prepared to reevaluate and readapt the shot to address the new threat. Arielle Mitropoulos, ABC News, 8 June 2022 Connecticut’s newest waterfront reclamation project is Middletown’s, where officials have announced a plan to readapt a 200-acre swath of underutilized land along the river south of Harbor Park as a new, mixed-use city district. Tom Condon,, 19 July 2021 The pandemic has certainly forced them to readapt their work and be creative, but in some ways there are always been positive changes. Cécilia Pelloux, Forbes, 2 Mar. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1686, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of readapt was in 1686

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“Readapt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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