re·​con·​di·​tion | \ˌrē-kən-ˈdi-shən \
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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Synonyms for recondition


doctor, fix, mend, patch, renovate, repair, revamp

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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

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There is a car reconditioning center nearby to prep and repair used cars. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit's used-car stock market: What most buyers don't know," 1 July 2018 Some would say that’s not nearly enough time for Jorgensen, 32, to completely recondition her body for the 26.2-mile distance, especially so soon after a difficult childbirth. Gary D'amato, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "D'Amato: Can Gwen Jorgensen pull off one of the greatest feats in Olympic history? Don't bet against her.," 5 June 2018 Houston Tubulars is a pipe reconditioning company, according to a listing for the National Association of Steel Pipe Distributors. Dana Burke, Houston Chronicle, "Worker killed in Pearland industrial accident," 11 June 2018 The Mariner East 1 pipeline, which went into service in 1931 to carry motor fuel, was reconditioned in 2014 and now carries up to 70,000 barrels a day of volatile natural gas liquids such as propane and ethane to Marcus Hook. Andrew Maykuth,, "With sinkholes patched and PUC approval, Sunoco Pipeline restarts Mariner East 1," 3 May 2018 Your therapist helps recondition your responses to flying, attempting to take it from a hellish to harmless experience. Natalie B. Compton, GQ, "How to Get Over Your Fear of Flying, Once and for All," 24 Mar. 2018 In conjunction with its auction services, Manheim also reconditions vehicles, supplies vehicle-condition reports, helps dealers manage inventory and provides dealer financing. Russ Wiles, azcentral, "Ever wonder where used cars on Arizona's dealer lots come from? This is where," 23 Mar. 2018 Once a year, take the time to recondition your tool handles. Cindy Daniel, Sunset, "How to Maintan Your Garden Tools," 22 Jan. 2018 Following visits to the three Milwaukee-area plants, DOT officials launched inspections into 10 other industrial drum reconditioning facilities in eight states, according to a source familiar with the agency's investigation. John Diedrich, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Industrial barrel investigation goes national; Wisconsin plants hit with 16 violations, fines," 15 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of recondition

1857, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of recondition

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


re·​con·​di·​tion | \ˌrē-kən-ˈdi-shən \
reconditioned; reconditioning

Kids Definition of recondition

: to restore to good condition


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

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reconditioning noun

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