recondition

verb
re·​con·​di·​tion | \ ˌrē-kən-ˈdi-shən How to pronounce recondition (audio) \
reconditioned; reconditioning; reconditions

Definition of recondition

transitive verb

1 : to restore to good condition (as by replacing parts)
2 : to condition (a person, a person's attitudes, etc.) anew also : to reinstate (a response) in an organism

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Examples of recondition in a Sentence

He reconditioned the old car. asked my neighbor to help me recondition the old tractor for use on the family farm
Recent Examples on the Web The trick, then, is to slowly recondition a patient’s nervous system through careful exercises, without triggering a debilitating crash. Ed Yong, The Atlantic, "Long-Haulers Are Redefining COVID-19," 19 Aug. 2020 There also would be a huge push to recondition shoulder pads, which could be particularly problematic because of the volume of equipment involved. Barry Wilner, The Denver Post, "Equipping teams during a pandemic a unique challenge," 23 June 2020 The fundraisers will help build a new stand for the Town of Bethlehem nativity scene and recondition the lights along the outdoor Way of the Cross. cleveland, "Student art displays draw huge crowds: Olmsted Dates and Data," 5 June 2020 Once returned, the manufacturer will recondition the unit, evaluating core components and replacing cosmetic and worn-out parts before delivering it to the next kid lucky enough to be coddled in its space-age cocoon. Noah Joseph, Car and Driver, "Car Designer Frank Stephenson Reinvents the Child Car Seat," 5 May 2020 In some locations, a fraction of employees came in help move and secure inventory, inspect used cars and do some reconditioning work on the vehicles, said Trapp. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, "Buyers can get a deal on new, used cars — but it won't last long," 23 Apr. 2020 Tint World offers aftermarket alarms and remote starts, audio and video options, accessories, reconditioning, detailing, window tinting, and more. Savannah Mehrtens, Houston Chronicle, "Roundups: BB's Tex-Orleans opens pop up in Valley Ranch," 7 Mar. 2020 And that helps recondition it to respond to everyday pleasures again. Lauran Neergaard, chicagotribune.com, "A peek into opioid users’ brains as they try to quit," 10 July 2019 And that helps recondition it to respond to everyday pleasures again. Lauran Neergaard, chicagotribune.com, "A peek into opioid users’ brains as they try to quit," 10 July 2019

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First Known Use of recondition

1857, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of recondition was in 1857

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“Recondition.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/recondition. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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recondition

verb

English Language Learners Definition of recondition

: to return (something) to good condition by repairing it, cleaning it, or replacing parts

recondition

verb
re·​con·​di·​tion | \ ˌrē-kən-ˈdi-shən How to pronounce recondition (audio) \
reconditioned; reconditioning

Kids Definition of recondition

: to restore to good condition

recondition

transitive verb
re·​con·​di·​tion | \ ˌrē-kən-ˈdish-ən How to pronounce recondition (audio) \

Medical Definition of recondition

1 : to restore to good condition and especially to good physical and mental condition recondition an athlete after severe knee injuries
2 : to condition anew also : to reinstate (a response) in an organism recondition an emotional response

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reconditioning noun

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