Definition of readapt in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌrēəˈdapt/


[no object]
1Become adjusted to changed conditions again: the limpets readapted to submerged life
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  • 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 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.
  • After a few months' training, the respiratory centre readapts automatically to the normal 6.5% level of carbon dioxide.
1.1 [with object] Change (something) as a result of new or different conditions: she’ll be the one readapting her life
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  • 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.
  • We'd either kill it, or we'd readapt it.
  • Whatever method was used, I consider it would be no mere minor work to readapt the existing walls to comply with the approved layout.



Example sentences
  • They insisted on getting fair punishment, and the appointment of a team of lawyers as their consultants whose functions should involve assisting in social readaptation after their discharge from prison.
  • In question is no longer ‘merely’ the extermination of countless humans, but of the work of readaptation which can be undertaken on the very basis of the human.
  • Perhaps these early birds still retained enough features of their terrestrial ancestry to facilitate a readaptation to ground life in appropriate ecological circumstances.

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Syllabification: re·a·dapt

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