Definition of readapt in US English:



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  • 1Become adjusted to changed conditions again.

    ‘the limpets readapted to submerged life’
    • ‘But Imron brushed aside assumptions that the failure might carry on to Busan, saying that they would need to readapt to each other after having been apart for some time.’
    • ‘The population is given 10,000 generations to readapt to the new environment, during which its average fitness is monitored.’
    • ‘After a few months' training, the respiratory centre readapts automatically to the normal 6.5% level of carbon dioxide.’
    • ‘I suggest that these connotations, reiterated and readapted in the context of Marian doctrine and female monasticism, are the key to Andrea del Sarto's altarpiece.’
    • ‘She had to blink to readapt to the natural light when the track came into view.’
    • ‘When reintroduced into the ancestral host, some lineages were able to reverse the changes, thereby readapting to the original host.’
    • ‘Is there a ‘point of no return’ - a period of time in microgravity conditions after which it is impossible for the human body to readapt to Earth's gravity?’
    • ‘There are other people with whose conscious theories God has interfered and very strongly, and then they have to readapt to a new reality.…’
    • ‘Another consideration here is that Joe takes several weeks to readapt.’
    • ‘Additionally, bodybuilders following cyclical ketogenic diets would probably benefit from MCTs, since they have to readapt to ketosis every week after carb-loading phases.’
    • ‘He also took into account the presence of the couple's two children, but said that at the ages of nine and 11, and having spent only three years in this country, they would be able to readapt to life in Kosovo.’
    • ‘The stripping away of history is informed, above all else, by a conceited impression of philosophy which is incapable of readapting itself to a context which resists certainty.’
    • ‘I'm in Iran now, trying to readapt to regular life after spending two weeks in Peshawar, Pakistan, one week in a refugee camp close to Rawalpindi, Pakistan, and one week in Afghanistan itself.’
    • ‘It has been exciting, though bittersweet, to see captive-born stallions - after so successfully readapting to the land of their ancestors - be dethroned by a generation of rivals that they sired.’
    • ‘Motorists need to be especially careful until their eyes have readapted to the dark.’
    • ‘The Immigration Minister took the decision to send them back, saying the couple's two children were young enough to be able to readapt to life in Kosovo.’
    • ‘Back in Groton, John soon readapted to colonial living.’
    • ‘The two are woven together by the common thread of trying to readapt to a normal life after a landmark experience.’
    restore to health, restore to normality, reintegrate, retrain
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    1. 1.1with object Change (something) as a result of new or different conditions.
      ‘she'll be the one readapting her life’
      • ‘These cars are different to any other car I have driven before, and you have to readapt your style and that takes time.’
      • ‘The WHO recommends stronger animal surveillance and says China could readapt its anti-SARS watches to bird flu.’
      • ‘They could easily be readapted for military use so the Government needed this reassurance.’
      • ‘Because you are gay, and have grown up with a straight family in a straight world, you have to kind of adapt yourself and readapt yourself when you come out.’
      • ‘Whatever method was used, I consider it would be no mere minor work to readapt the existing walls to comply with the approved layout.’
      • ‘Mankind's long experience has shown that it is possible to readapt a respiratory centre to increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the body by a process of training.’
      • ‘Many bands have tried to take a piece of classical music written for full orchestra and readapt it for rock music.’
      • ‘We have had to readapt our services, working with the psycho-social organizations.’
      • ‘Little did Puccini suspect that his La Bohème would continue to be readapted ad infinitum.’
      • ‘So simple supposition was readapted to model reference to common concepts or intentions.’
      • ‘The same preparation was readapted in darkness and incubated with an appropriate concentration of wortmannin (dissolved in the medium by a series of dilutions of the stock DMSO solution), and the measurement was repeated.’
      • ‘However, when we readapted that program for use with romantic couples, some requested help in understanding how they could use forgiveness strategies to enhance their reconciliation.’
      • ‘We'd either kill it, or we'd readapt it.’