recombine

verb
re·​com·​bine | \ ˌrē-kəm-ˈbīn How to pronounce recombine (audio) \
recombined; recombining; recombines

Definition of recombine

transitive verb

1 : to combine again or anew
2 : to cause to undergo recombination

intransitive verb

: to undergo recombination

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To make matters more complicated, the balls cross paths and recombine at various points. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Wandering Bose-Einstein condensate may lead to scalable quantum computer," 29 Aug. 2018 At the partially reflective mirror, the two light beams are recombined. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Baby gravitational wave detector could find a home at the LHC," 3 Oct. 2018 While some other banks that split the chief executive and chairman roles after the financial crisis have recombined them, Citigroup has kept them apart. Telis Demos, WSJ, "Citigroup to Keep Chairman, CEO Roles Separate," 5 Nov. 2018 This light is split into two beams, with one beam traveling to the target and bouncing back, where it's recombined with the other beam. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Why experts believe cheaper, better lidar is right around the corner," 1 Jan. 2018 As a result, the Y chromosome on which sry was located could no longer freely recombine and swap its pieces with its corresponding X chromosome, as the other chromosomal pairs do to freshen things up whenever a new egg or sperm cell is created. Natalie Angier, New York Times, "Secrets of the Y Chromosome," 11 June 2018 The reverse can also be performed: all the qubits recombined into a single qubit. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Careful phasing of a photonic qubit brings light under control," 8 Feb. 2018 When that energy is needed, the H2 is run through a fuel cell and recombined with oxygen from the air to create electricity, with water as a byproduct. Jack Stewart, WIRED, "The Funky Boat Circling the Planet on Renewable Energy and Hydrogen Gas," 5 July 2018 To assemble and finish: Give the vinaigrette a whisk to recombine. Sarah Fritsche, SFChronicle.com, "Recipe: Tawla’s Fattoush," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of recombine

1619, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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recombine

verb
re·​com·​bine | \ ˌrē-kəm-ˈbīn How to pronounce recombine (audio) \
recombined; recombining

Medical Definition of recombine

transitive verb

: to cause to undergo recombination

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