recondition

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

verb (used with object)

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

Origin of recondition

First recorded in 1915–20; re- + condition
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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

recondition

/ (ˌriːkənˈdɪʃən) /

verb

(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

recondition


v.

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

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