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[ree-kuh m-pohz]
verb (used with object), re·com·posed, re·com·pos·ing.
  1. to compose again; reconstitute; rearrange.
  2. to restore to composure or calmness.
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Origin of recompose

First recorded in 1605–15; re- + compose
Related formsre·com·po·si·tion [ree-kom-puh-zish-uh n] /ˌri kɒm pəˈzɪʃ ən/, noun
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Examples from the Web for recompose

Historical Examples of recompose

  • As with the overture, Rossini did not attempt to recompose this number either.

    The Complete Opera Book

    Gustav Kobb

  • But the maid was back before she was able to recompose herself.

    The Tigress

    Anne Warner

  • The face itself does not vanish, or but decomposes to recompose.

  • It can decompose, what it can not recompose, thus leaving difficulties as perplexing as before.

  • To understand them at all is difficult, and to recompose from them the hero's speech is beyond our power.

British Dictionary definitions for recompose


verb (tr)
  1. to restore to composure or calmness
  2. to arrange or compose again; reform
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Derived Formsrecomposition (ˌriːkɒmpəˈzɪʃən), noun
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