recondition

verb

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

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

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 Funding models have evolved, money for renovations has started to flow, and thousands of apartments have already been reconditioned. Curbed, 9 Jan. 2024 Macallan also worked with Sotheby’s to recondition the capsule of the most recent Valerio Adami bottle to go up for sale. Mark Littler, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 Before the sale, the distillery’s staffers carefully reconditioned the bottle by replacing the cork and re-adhering the corners of the label. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 22 Nov. 2023 As the ubiquity of e-bikes has grown, so has the frequency of fires and deaths blamed on the batteries that power them — sparking a push to better regulate how the batteries are manufactured, sold, reconditioned, charged and stored. Bobby Caina Calvan, Fortune, 27 July 2023 Careful analysis of activity at Uralvagonzavod and Omsktransmash strongly hints the factories every month are shipping out just a few dozen modern-ish tanks: either new-build T-72BM3s or T-90Ms or reconditioned T-72s, T-80s and T-90s that technicians have pulled out of long-term storage. David Axe, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2023 The community was able to recondition some of the structure’s architecture, weaving in benches for community members to use. Amber Bonefont, Sun Sentinel, 30 Mar. 2023 The point of this project is to recondition myself, and others, toward the more positive view of Black people and guns: to promote a more balanced archive of images of African Americans with firearms by showing responsible gun owners — those who use these weapons for sport, hobby and protection. Christian K. Lee, Washington Post, 3 May 2021 Want to float charge one car, recondition another, and bring two other dead batteries back to life in force-charge mode? Jack Baruth, Popular Mechanics, 1 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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 27 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

recondition

verb
re·​con·​di·​tion ˌrē-kən-ˈdish-ən How to pronounce recondition (audio)
: to return to good condition
reconditioned a used car

Medical Definition

recondition

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