[ ree-kuhn-vurt ]

verb (used with object)
  1. to convert again.

  2. to change back to a previous form, opinion, character, or function.

Origin of reconvert

First recorded in 1605–15; re- + convert1

Other words from reconvert

  • re·con·ver·sion, noun
  • re·con·vert·er, noun

Words Nearby reconvert Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use reconvert in a sentence

  • To reconvert it into carbonate, moisten with a few drops of ammonic carbonate solution, and dry in a water-oven.

    A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines. | Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer
  • Efforts were accordingly made to reconvert the converted districts and to bring some amount of pressure to bear on the clergy.

    Woman under Monasticism | Lina Eckenstein
  • The mother offered her whole fortune if her son would consent to hear one mass; she believed that one mass would reconvert him.

    The Story of My Life, volumes 4-6 | Augustus J. C. Hare
  • Industry has neither the capital nor the energy to reconvert itself to peace productivity.

    The New Germany | George Young
  • To reconvert and instruct anew a relapsed heathen country was the task which Gregory the Great laid on the willing Augustine.

British Dictionary definitions for reconvert


/ (ˌriːkənˈvɜːt) /

  1. to change (something) back to a previous state or form

  2. to bring (someone) back to his or her former religion

  1. property law to convert back (property previously converted) into its original form, as land into money and vice versa: See also conversion (def. 5)

Derived forms of reconvert

  • reconversion (ˌriːkənˈvɜːʃən), noun

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