re·​con·​vert | \ (ˌ)rē-kən-ˈvərt How to pronounce reconvert (audio) \
reconverted; reconverting; reconverts

Definition of reconvert

1 transitive : 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 intransitive : 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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“Reconvert.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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