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recompose

[ ree-kuhm-pohz ]
/ ˌri kəmˈpoʊz /
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verb (used with object), re·com·posed, re·com·pos·ing.

to compose again; reconstitute; rearrange.
to restore to composure or calmness.

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Origin of recompose

First recorded in 1605–15; re- + compose

OTHER WORDS FROM recompose

re·com·po·si·tion [ree-kom-puh-zish-uhn], /ˌri kɒm pəˈzɪʃ ən/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for recompose

recompose
/ (ˌriːkəmˈpəʊz) /

verb (tr)

to restore to composure or calmness
to arrange or compose again; reform

Derived forms of recompose

recomposition (ˌriːkɒmpəˈzɪʃən), noun
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