reconvert

verb re·con·vert \ (ˌ)rē-kən-ˈvərt \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of reconvert

reconverted; reconverting; reconverts
1 T : to cause (something) to undergo reconversion : cause to change back to a previous state or condition
  • To pay bills, they must reconvert the cash into money orders or electronic payments for another fee.
  • —Albert B. Kelly
  • … I learned that the auditorium had been built as a dance hall in 1912, converted into a skating rink in the 1930s, then reconverted to hold dances and concerts.
  • —Christopher Reynolds
2 I : to undergo reconversion : to return to a previous state or condition
  • … just before or just after the sack of Rome by the imperial forces of Charles V in 1527, he seems to have left the city once more, bound apparently for Tunis where he is said to have reconverted to Islam …
  • —Clifford Geertz

First Known Use of reconvert

1587

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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