[ ree-kuh n-dish-uh n ]
/ ˌri kənˈdɪʃ ən /

verb (used with object)

to restore to a good or satisfactory condition; repair; make over.

Nearby words

  1. reconcile,
  2. reconciliate,
  3. reconciliation,
  4. reconciliatory,
  5. recondite,
  6. reconfigure,
  7. reconfirm,
  8. reconnaissance,
  9. reconnaissance car,
  10. reconnaissance satellite

Origin of recondition

First recorded in 1915–20; re- + condition Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for recondition

  • It is time for the Israeli leadership to recondition their thinking process and adopt new pragmatic strategies towards Gaza.

    The End Of Deterrence|Nervana Mahmoud|November 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
  • The Rehab Shop was equipped not only to recondition machines but to test them.

    The Machine That Saved The World|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • Teach a man to kill, as in war, and then you have to recondition him later.

    The Time Traders|Andre Norton

British Dictionary definitions for recondition


/ (ˌriːkənˈdɪʃən) /


(tr) to restore to good condition or working orderto recondition an engine
Derived Formsreconditioned, adjective

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Word Origin and History for recondition



also re-condition, 1850, from re- "back, again" + condition (v.). Related: Reconditioned; reconditioning.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper