reconcentrate

verb

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

Examples of reconcentrate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Berger’s design also allows Marines to reconcentrate forces quickly and as needed to form an effective light-infantry attack force. Jerry Hendrix, National Review, 17 Mar. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of reconcentrate was in 1828

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“Reconcentrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reconcentrate. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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