recondition

verb re·con·di·tion \ ˌrē-kən-ˈdi-shən \
|Updated on: 17 Jun 2018

Definition of recondition

reconditioned; reconditioning; reconditions
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

Examples of recondition in a Sentence

  1. He reconditioned the old car.

  2. asked my neighbor to help me recondition the old tractor for use on the family farm

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First Known Use of recondition

1857

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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RECONDITION Defined for English Language Learners

recondition

Definition of recondition for English Language Learners

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


RECONDITION Defined for Kids

recondition

verb re·con·di·tion \ ˌrē-kən-ˈdi-shən \

Definition of recondition for Students

reconditioned; reconditioning
: to restore to good condition

Medical Dictionary

recondition

transitive verb re·con·di·tion \ ˌrē-kən-ˈdish-ən \

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

reconditioning

noun


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