Definition of recondition in US English:



[with object]
  • 1Condition again.

    • ‘First, two rows of adjustable knives in front of the compactor cut up old snow, reconditioning the snow surface.’
    • ‘However, certain muscle groups must be reconditioned, especially for golf.’
    • ‘Veerappan, after being used to living in the jungle, couldn't recondition himself to the idea of migrating to concretized Chennai.’
    • ‘The use of hand lotion to recondition skin is considered most beneficial when the application is followed by a longer time period before washing occurs again.’
    • ‘Gypsum may be just the answer for reconditioning the soil, because it can be spread on the surface of the soil in the vegetable garden, the flowerbeds or on the lawn.’
    • ‘You can recondition your air to remove the carbon dioxide and to restore the oxygen.’
    • ‘It is ludicrous to even consider that advanced extraterrestrials are traveling millions of light years across the universe (if they could find us in the first place) just to recondition our spiritual beliefs.’
    • ‘The rest of the film deals with Newby's efforts to elude the Germans while slowly reconditioning his injured leg.’
    • ‘Made of a fabric filter and composites of NASA-inspired materials, it actually reconditions the air.’
    • ‘After they are taken out of cold storage, and before they can be processed, these tubers are reconditioned, that is, warmed for several weeks to lower the levels of sugar that accumulated.’
    • ‘Ignoring the fact that everyone thinks I'm crazy to get back on the bike, what are some things to watch out for as I recondition my body after a six-month layoff?’
    • ‘His secret to success is reconditioning the mind.’
    • ‘Another treatment that may help some people with insomnia is to recondition them to associate the bed and bedtime with sleep.’
    • ‘Blake wanted him in tip-top condition and reconditioned by the end of the week.’
    • ‘Regardless of whether you accept their dogma, they deal with issues like this more often than you might imagine and their various approaches to reconditioning impulses have worked for many people.’
    repair, mend, fix, patch up, put right, set right, put to rights, see to
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    1. 1.1British Overhaul or repair (a vehicle engine or piece of equipment)
      ‘a ship was being reconditioned’
      • ‘The reconditioned World War II vintage amphibious military vehicles can be seen prowling the streets and waterways of Dublin as part of a new tour initiative launched in March.’
      • ‘Where possible buy new, or at least get a reconditioned machine from a reputable source.’
      • ‘This building contained what looked like heavy industrial motors that were being reconditioned.’
      • ‘By selling inspected and reconditioned cars through franchise dealers, auto companies are ensuring that potential new-car buyers are likely to have a better experience with their used cars.’
      • ‘Battery specialty stores, listed in many yellow pages under ‘batteries,’ can recondition old rechargeables for just a few dollars.’
      • ‘The seats were ripped out and the motor reconditioned.’
      • ‘The reconditioned, Internet-ready computers, printers and software have been handed over to the clubs for free - thanks to an initiative developed by Sheffield Out of School Network.’
      • ‘Round the corner is a place that sells old furniture and reconditioned fridges and ovens, all plastered with neon cardboard stars, scrawled with marker pen prices.’
      • ‘‘It will take a team of engineers four months to recondition each helicopter before they can be put back into service,’ he said.’
      • ‘Mr. Hindson decided to supplement his then earnings as an insulation contractor by founding a business reconditioning and selling on electrical goods.’
      • ‘It means that the airplane is essentially rebuilt from the ground up with new or reconditioned parts.’
      • ‘It's got loyal customers as well as the infrastructure that's needed to store, ship, repair, and recondition used cars.’
      • ‘The old sets will then be reconditioned and sent to Somalia and south Sudan, where they will be distributed by the BBC World Service Trust.’
      • ‘Hank reconditioned the engine and Neil renovated the interior.’
      • ‘It reconditions old computers donated by companies like J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and General Electric, then sells them to low-income families.’
      • ‘The first step to reconditioning your pruners is disassembly.’
      • ‘As part of the settlement, the company is to donate its software and reconditioned computers to 14,000 low-income schools.’
      • ‘Some cell phone companies recondition cell phones and then give the phones to groups that put them to good use.’
      • ‘A 20-strong group, including Mrs Carter and Mrs Shepherd, went out with a lorry-load of equipment including several reconditioned sewing machines and knitting machines and set up their tents in the town.’
      • ‘Computer Aid international has launched a new appeal for companies and individuals to send it defunct PCs to be reconditioned and distributed to schools and community groups in the developing world.’
      • ‘He's just had a reconditioned lead-free engine put in.’
      overhaul, rebuild, renovate, restore, repair, fix up, reconstruct, remodel, renew, refit, refurbish, make over
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