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 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 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 Nearly 20 years ago, researchers in France reported successfully reconditioning immune systems in SCID-X1 patients using a particular virus to deliver the correct gene to cells. Jessica Ravitz, Smithsonian, "These Scientists May Have Found a Cure for ‘Bubble Boy’ Disease," 19 Nov. 2019 Coyotes at Ducks: Key injuries Coyotes G Antti Raanta is on a reconditioning stint in Tucson (AHL). Chris Wassel, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "Arizona Coyotes at Anaheim Ducks odds, picks and betting tips," 3 Oct. 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 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, The Denver Post, "Researchers peek into opioid users’ brains as they try to quit," 9 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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28 Jan 2020

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“Recondition.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/recondition?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=r&file=recond03. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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recondition

verb
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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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