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[ree-kuh n-vurt]
verb (used with object)
  1. to convert again.
  2. to change back to a previous form, opinion, character, or function.
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Origin of reconvert

First recorded in 1605–15; re- + convert1
Related formsre·con·ver·sion, nounre·con·vert·er, noun
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Historical Examples of reconvert

  • Well have to reconvert from war production to ship designing.

    The Variable Man

    Philip K. Dick

  • It is, therefore, necessary to reconvert the oxide into the metal.

  • I'll cut out the visible spectrum before the flash, and convert and reconvert the infra-red.

    Skylark Three

    Edward Elmer Smith

  • And so we will reconvert and transreform, and true progress shall consist in regress.

  • The inhabitants had, in the meantime, been converted to Protestantism, and the first task of Savoy was to reconvert them.


    Francis Henry Gribble

British Dictionary definitions for reconvert


verb (tr)
  1. to change (something) back to a previous state or form
  2. to bring (someone) back to his or her former religion
  3. property law to convert back (property previously converted) into its original form, as land into money and vice versaSee also conversion (def. 5)
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Derived Formsreconversion (ˌriːkənˈvɜːʃən), noun
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