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reconstitute

[ree-kon-sti-toot, -tyoot] /riˈkɒn stɪˌtut, -ˌtyut/
verb (used with object), reconstituted, reconstituting.
1.
to constitute again; reconstruct; recompose.
2.
to return (a dehydrated or concentrated food) to the liquid state by adding water:
to reconstitute a bouillon cube with hot water.
verb (used without object), reconstituted, reconstituting.
3.
to undergo reconstitution; become reconstituted.
Origin of reconstitute
1805-1815
1805-15; re- + constitute
Related forms
reconstituent
[ree-kuh n-stich-oo-uh nt] /ˌri kənˈstɪtʃ u ənt/ (Show IPA),
adjective, noun
reconstitutable, reconstitutible, adjective
reconstitutive, adjective
reconstitution, noun
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  • What we want now is purity and reconstitution of the national life.

    Mrs. Craddock W. Somerset Maugham
  • The reconstitution of such a road is essentially the filling up of gaps.

    The Old Road Hilaire Belloc
  • The old system was threatened with ruin, and modern China faced the problem: replacement or reconstitution?

    Government in Republican China Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger
  • The Queen's men came in on the reconstitution of that company in 1591-2.

  • It was affirmed that the reconstitution of the Deanery had somehow involved the complete suppression of the Chapter.

  • Hence the desirability of the dissolution and reconstitution of the firm.

    William Morris Elizabeth Luther Cary
  • Otherwise the work of redemption is only the reconstitution of the nature which God designed.

    Lux Mundi Various
  • This reconstituted feudalism was bound to end in a reconstitution of monarchy.

    Underground Man Gabriel Tarde
  • The Ducal Council was reappointed, and a special ordinance of 1495 provided for the reconstitution of the prince's estates.

    Belgium Emile Cammaerts
British Dictionary definitions for reconstitution

reconstitute

/riːˈkɒnstɪˌtjuːt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to restore (food, etc) to its former or natural state or a semblance of it, as by the addition of water to a concentrate: reconstituted lemon juice
2.
to reconstruct; form again
Derived Forms
reconstituent (ˌriːkənˈstɪtjʊənt) adjective, noun
reconstitution, noun
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Word Origin and History for reconstitution

reconstitute

v.

1790, from re- "back, again" + constitute (v.). Related: Reconstituted; reconstituting.

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