recompose

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

re- +‎ compose

Verb[edit]

recompose (third-person singular simple present recomposes, present participle recomposing, simple past and past participle recomposed)

  1. (transitive) To compose or construct again.
    to dissolve and recompose a substance
  2. (transitive) To bring (oneself) back to a state of calm.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
      Mr Blifil, I am confident, understands himself better than to think of seeing my niece any more this morning, after what hath happened. Women are of a nice contexture; and our spirits, when disordered, are not to be recomposed in a moment.

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recompose

  1. inflection of recomposer:
    1. first-person and third-person singular present indicative and subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative