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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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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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,, "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,, "For 'Abolish ICE' protesters and the targets of their ire, what's next?," 6 July 2018 On Wednesday, June 6, Mulvaney told the 25 members of the Consumer Advisory Board on Wednesday morning that they will be replaced and the board will be reconstituted, according to two of the members. Washington Post, "Mulvaney dissolves group that advised consumer watchdog," 7 June 2018 His departure was forced by a state board newly reconstituted with Gov. Matt Bevin's appointees. Mandy Mclaren, The Courier-Journal, "JCPS board will fight back against state takeover in appeal," 29 May 2018 The third and current one was reconstituted by Abdel Aziz Al Saud and named Saudi Arabia in 1932. The Economist, "From pearls to black goldHow oil transformed the Gulf," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of reconstitute

1759, in the meaning defined above

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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


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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