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[ree-kuh n-dish-uh n]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to restore to a good or satisfactory condition; repair; make over.
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Origin of recondition

First recorded in 1915–20; re- + condition
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Related Words for recondition

remodel, resuscitate, refurbish, refit, repair, restore, reinvigorate, furbish, recreate, revamp, transform, renovate, reopen, revitalize, spruce, freshen, modernize, overhaul, regenerate, rejuvenate

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British Dictionary definitions for recondition


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

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