Definition of recombine in US English:

recombine

verb

  • Combine or cause to combine again or differently.

    no object ‘carbohydrates can recombine with oxygen’
    with object ‘decompose the calculation into components and recombine them to find the solution’
    • ‘In the process of drafting their material, they may combine and recombine paragraphs.’
    • ‘By understanding patterns the architect is not doomed to repeat them; she will recombine and transcend them, and in the process create new patterns for those who come next.’
    • ‘When the gas is hot enough, the compound molecules break apart, and the atoms recombine with the oxygen to form water, carbon dioxide and other products.’
    • ‘Events and ideas combine and recombine in ever new and unpredictable patterns of individual and collective action.’
    • ‘Just like a dream, a hallucination recombines old sensory and mental impressions.’
    • ‘The protons recombine with the oxygen in the air that's also flowing through the fuel cell and is then expelled as water vapor.’
    • ‘We take the best of the past and present and combine them with the possible future and recombine them for still more possible futures.’
    • ‘What if it acts on ideas by reducing and manipulating them, recombining them with other ideas which have also been reduced and manipulated, producing new meanings with elements of all the parents.’
    • ‘As the temperature of the gases rises, the organic contaminants begin to break down and recombine with oxygen from the air, forming carbon dioxide and water.’
    • ‘Eggleston was combining elements in his immediate surroundings and recombining them to form new narratives.’
    • ‘America's great capability, and something that has remained essentially American, has been to seek, absorb, adopt and recombine ideas from other cultures.’
    • ‘To express these old elements in a modern way, he blends, cuts and recombines them in a creative way, exhibiting throughout his passion for, and pride in, the traditional culture.’
    • ‘As companies expand and penetrate lucrative new markets, they combine and recombine.’
    • ‘Fisher emphasizes that consumers now can manipulate music, recombine different pieces, or even combine downloaded music with their own material.’
    • ‘It is also historical materialism, which far predated postmodernism in understanding that human affairs were matters of cutting, pasting, and recombining.’
    • ‘When I die those atoms will carry on combining and recombining, and I may find myself part of a pencil, a penguin, a nurse or a nebula.’
    • ‘The most flammable compounds contain carbon and hydrogen, which recombine with oxygen relatively easily to form carbon dioxide, water and other gases.’
    • ‘He rarely made studies for entire compositions, but combined and recombined different figures from his sketchbooks into his inventive landscape and parkland settings.’
    • ‘In that case two flu strains - perhaps one human and one avian or swine flu - are recombined in a single host animal and the resulting new strain is completely novel, completely unknown to our immune systems.’
    • ‘However, the music he makes today draws upon and recombines a range of musical resources, including rap as well as the blues of his antecedents.’

Pronunciation

recombine

/ˌrēkəmˈbīn//ˌrikəmˈbaɪn/