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 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 And that helps recondition it to respond to everyday pleasures again. NBC News, "A peek into opioid users' brains as they try to quit," 9 July 2019 Its Valley operations include a corporate office, its inspection and reconditioning center, a loan servicing division, a warranty and servicing group, and several retail locations. Drivetime, azcentral, "DriveTime brings a collaborative team together to match buyers with dream cars," 4 June 2019 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

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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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18 Nov 2019

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“Recondition.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reconditioning. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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recondition

verb
How to pronounce recondition (audio)

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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