Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To restore to good condition, especially by repairing, renovating, or rebuilding.

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  • v. To restore to a functional state, or to a condition resembling the original.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. bring into an improved condition

Etymologies

re- +‎ condition (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Marine trainers today say that it takes up to 6 months to "recondition" American kids from their soft lives.

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  • We the Muslims unequivocally condemn abuse of the phrase Allahu Akbar and call on the imams and the scholars to recondition appropriate use of the phrase.

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  • The exercise is gradually increased, to help recondition muscles that may have been weakened, and get people used to exercise.

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  • On my blog at some point I am going to propose the use of the military to recondition some discipline and respect into young offenders along the lines of the ‘Bad Lads Army’ programme.

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  • In 1961, employees of the company produced the first truckload shipment of WD-40 to send off to the Gulf Coast to help recondition vehicles damaged by the flooding caused by Hurricane Carla.

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  • A sustainable building firm in Missouri will collect corks to recondition into building materials: Since 2004, wine consumers have mailed in 1.5 tons of corks (approximately 400,000).

    Cork dork: Ten cool things to do with leftover wine corks | Dr Vino's wine blog

  • Josee Bowman , a dancer with the Royal Danish Ballet, and Jessie Lee , a retired Royal Danish Ballet dancer who has been the company's Pilates instructor for 15 years, are helping to rehabilitate severely wounded soldiers using Pilates—the fitness method developed by German Joseph Pilates in the 1920s to help recondition injured World War I veterans.

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  • The microenterprise participants clean and recondition the shoes to sell locally.

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  • Respectfully reiterating your stance over days or weeks will slowly recondition negative communication patterns and redefine the terms of the relationship.

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  • Every long ignored engine costs more to recondition then it would have cost to keep up the regular maintenance.

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