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recompose

[ree-kuh m-pohz] /ˌri kəmˈpoʊz/
verb (used with object), recomposed, recomposing.
1.
to compose again; reconstitute; rearrange.
2.
to restore to composure or calmness.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; re- + compose
Related forms
recomposition
[ree-kom-puh-zish-uh n] /ˌri kɒm pəˈzɪʃ ən/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for re compose

recompose

/ˌriːkəmˈpəʊz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to restore to composure or calmness
2.
to arrange or compose again; reform
Derived Forms
recomposition (ˌriːkɒmpəˈzɪʃən) noun
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