verb (used with object), com·bined, com·bin·ing.
verb (used without object), com·bined, com·bin·ing.
- combinatorial analysis,
- combinatorial topology,
- combine harvester,
- combined fat and carbohydrate-induced hyperlipemia,
- combined glaucoma,
- combined immunodeficiency
Origin of combine
Examples from the Web for recombine
It is the sun that separates the carbon from the oxygen of the carbonic acid, and thus enables them to recombine.Fragments of science, V. 1-2|John Tyndall
In any of these cases families once widely dispersed are not likely again to recombine.Village Life in China|Arthur H. Smith
It creates nothing, but it may enlarge, diminish or recombine ideas with an infinity of form.Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10|Charles Herbert Sylvester
Clinkers are made from substances which melt and recombine, forming a different material which is quite hard and does not burn.Mechanical Devices in the Home|Edith Louise Allen
If time is given, these ions meet and recombine, their charges are neutralized, and there is no current.A Brief Account of Radio-activity|Francis Preston Venable
Word Origin for combine
early 15c., from Middle French combiner (14c.), from Late Latin combinare "to unite, yoke together," from Latin com- "together" (see com-) + bini "two by two," adverb from bi- "twice" (see binary). Related: Combinative; combined; combining.
"machine that cuts, threshes and cleans grain" (short for combine harvester), 1857, from combine (v.).