[ree-kuh m-pohz]

verb (used with object), re·com·posed, re·com·pos·ing.

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

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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verb (tr)

to restore to composure or calmness
to arrange or compose again; reform
Derived Formsrecomposition (ˌriːkɒmpəˈzɪʃən), noun
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