reconstructive

[ree-kuhn-struhk-tiv]
adjective
tending to reconstruct.

Origin:
1860–65; re- + constructive

reconstructively, adverb
reconstructiveness, noun
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reconstruct (ˌriːkənˈstrʌkt)
 
vb
1.  to construct or form again; rebuild: to reconstruct a Greek vase from fragments
2.  to form a picture of (a crime, past event, etc) by piecing together evidence or acting out a version of what might have taken place
 
recon'structible
 
adj
 
recon'struction
 
n
 
recon'structive
 
adj
 
recon'structional
 
adj
 
recon'structor
 
n

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Thousands of patients endure the creepy bloodsuckers each year after plastic or
  reconstructive surgery.
The condition causes scarring and sometimes requires reconstructive surgery.
In fact, such so-called medicinal leeches are standard tools for preventing
  blood clotting after reconstructive surgery.
Discusses the history of reconstructive surgery and organ transplants.
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