re·​con·​cen·​trate | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈkän(t)-sən-ˌtrāt How to pronounce reconcentrate (audio) , -ˌsen- \
reconcentrated; reconcentrating; reconcentrates

Definition of reconcentrate

1 transitive + intransitive : 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 transitive : to subject to reconcentration (see reconcentration sense 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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“Reconcentrate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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