[ ree-kuhn-dish-uhn ]
/ ˌri kənˈdɪʃ ən /
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verb (used with object)

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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Example sentences from the Web for recondition

  • 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|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 forms of recondition

reconditioned, adjective
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