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 In 2014, the city government closed the elevated stretch for 20 months to recondition parts of the rails. Juan Montes, WSJ, 16 June 2021 Narrowed down to 11 tracks, the album’s mission is to recondition the minds of listeners. Allison Hazel, Essence, 26 May 2021 Some performers need to recondition their bodies or their voices. New York Times, 5 May 2021 In 2014, the city government closed the elevated stretch for a year and a half to recondition parts of the rails that had suffered excessive wear and tear. Anthony Harrup, WSJ, 4 May 2021 This Brightening & Filling set contains concentrated doses of cutting edge ingredients to help visibly smooth, firm, plump and recondition the skin. Angela Lei, Forbes, 28 Apr. 2021 In February, sales slowed because of delays in tax refunds and because severe winter weather held back the retailer’s ability to recondition used cars. Jinjoo Lee, WSJ, 1 Apr. 2021 The trick, then, is to slowly recondition a patient’s nervous system through careful exercises, without triggering a debilitating crash. Ed Yong, The Atlantic, 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, 23 June 2020 See More

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First Known Use of recondition

1857, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Recondition.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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

Kids Definition of recondition

: to restore to good condition


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

Other Words from recondition

reconditioning noun

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