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

Definition of readapt

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

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readaptation \ ˌrē-​ˌa-​ˌdap-​ˈtā-​shən How to pronounce readaptation (audio) , -​dəp-​ \ 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

First Known Use of readapt

1686, in the meaning defined above

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“Readapt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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