reconcentrate

verb re·con·cen·trate \ (ˌ)rē-ˈkän(t)-sən-ˌtrāt , -ˌsen- \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of reconcentrate

reconcentrated; reconcentrating; reconcentrates
transitive + intransitive
1 T/I : to concentrate further or again
  • … larger concerns over reconcentrating poverty from one area of the city to another.
  • —Antonio Olivo
  • If the glass broke down, the plutonium could reconcentrate, form a critical mass and carry on a nuclear chain reaction.
  • —C. Claiborne Ray
2 T : to subject to reconcentration (see reconcentration 2)
  • … the available data … indicate that 295,357 Cubans were reconcentrated, not counting those in the province of Havana, which supplied no data.
  • —John Lawrence Tone

First Known Use of reconcentrate

1828

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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