reconstitute

verb
re·​con·​sti·​tute | \(ˌ)rē-ˈkän(t)-stə-ˌtüt, -ˌtyüt\
reconstituted; reconstituting; reconstitutes

Definition of reconstitute 

transitive verb

: to constitute again or anew especially : to restore to a former condition by adding water

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Other Words from reconstitute

reconstitution \(ˌ)rē-​ˌkän(t)-​stə-​ˈtü-​shən, -​ˈtyü-​ \ noun

Examples of reconstitute in a Sentence

They have plans to reconstitute the bankrupt company.

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Enactment of the legislation would make Delaware the 37th state to ban powdered substances that form alcoholic drinks when reconstituted with liquid. Washington Post, "Delaware lawmakers vote to outlaw powdered alcohol," 30 June 2018 IBM’s Watson supercomputer has beat Jeopardy champions, reconstituted recipes, and even helped create highlight reels for the World Cup. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Can artificial intelligence change construction?," 12 Oct. 2018 My assessment of the situation is they’re having to reconstitute. Casey Newton, The Verge, "Google has a big advantage over Facebook in a crisis," 10 Oct. 2018 In theory, this process of closing, rebidding and reconstituting continues until the school and the entire portfolio is high-performing. Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, "What’s really going on in Indiana’s public schools," 12 July 2018 Reacting to initial reports of a wiretap, former New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, a member of Trump’s newly reconstituted legal team, called on Atty. Jon Healey, latimes.com, "Stormy Daniels appears to be the gift that keeps on giving to Trump foes," 3 May 2018 Pringles are a Frankensnack, the pink slime of chips: They’re formed from a paste of rice, wheat, corn and potato flakes, and reconstituted into their characteristic curvy shape before being sprayed with a flavor coating. Maura Judkis, Houston Chronicle, "Pringles could never have captured Nashville’s hot chicken in a chip," 13 July 2018 When reopened, the building is generally reconstituted, in terms of teachers, curriculum and administration. Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, "What’s really going on in Indiana’s public schools," 12 July 2018 On Friday, the Audubon electrician was upright and eager to continue the demonstration that had been forcibly removed from outside the office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement at Eighth and Cherry Streets, then reconstituted at City Hall. Chris Palmer, Philly.com, "For 'Abolish ICE' protesters and the targets of their ire, what's next?," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of reconstitute

1759, in the meaning defined above

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reconstitute

verb

English Language Learners Definition of reconstitute

: to form (an organization or group) again in a different way

: to return (something, such as dried food) to a former state by adding water

reconstitute

transitive verb
re·​con·​sti·​tute | \(ˈ)rē-ˈkän(t)-stə-ˌt(y)üt \
reconstituted; reconstituting

Medical Definition of reconstitute 

: to constitute again or anew especially : to restore to a former condition by adding liquid reconstituted blood plasma

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