[ ree-kuhn-dish-uhn ]
See synonyms for: reconditionreconditioned on

verb (used with object)
  1. to restore to a good or satisfactory condition; repair; make over.

Origin of recondition

First recorded in 1915–20; re- + condition

Words Nearby recondition Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use recondition in a sentence

  • Employees came in on a Saturday to produce extra WD-40 to meet the needs of disaster victims, to recondition flood- and rain-damaged vehicles and equipment.

    20 ingenious uses for WD-40 | By Bill Heavey/Field & Stream | February 11, 2021 | Popular-Science
  • 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 | THE 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) /

  1. (tr) to restore to good condition or working order: to recondition an engine

Derived forms of recondition

  • reconditioned, adjective

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