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recondition

[ree-kuh n-dish-uh n] /ˌri kənˈdɪʃ ən/
verb (used with object)
1.
to restore to a good or satisfactory condition; repair; make over.
Origin of recondition
1915-1920
1915-20; re- + condition
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Examples from the Web for recondition
Contemporary Examples
  • It is time for the Israeli leadership to recondition their thinking process and adopt new pragmatic strategies towards Gaza.

Historical Examples
  • Teach a man to kill, as in war, and then you have to recondition him later.

    The Time Traders Andre Norton
  • The Rehab Shop was equipped not only to recondition machines but to test them.

    The Machine That Saved The World William Fitzgerald Jenkins
British Dictionary definitions for recondition

recondition

/ˌriːkənˈdɪʃən/
verb
1.
(transitive) to restore to good condition or working order: to recondition an engine
Derived Forms
reconditioned, adjective
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Word Origin and History for recondition
v.

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

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