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[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
1915-20; re- + condition Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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


(transitive) to restore to good condition or working order: to recondition an engine
Derived Forms
reconditioned, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for recondition

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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