re·​con·​sti·​tute | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈkän(t)-stə-ˌtüt How to pronounce reconstitute (audio) , -ˌtyüt \
reconstituted; reconstituting; reconstitutes

Definition of reconstitute

transitive verb

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

Other Words from reconstitute

reconstitution \ (ˌ)rē-​ˌkän(t)-​stə-​ˈtü-​shən How to pronounce reconstitute (audio) , -​ˈtyü-​ \ noun

Examples of reconstitute in a Sentence

They have plans to reconstitute the bankrupt company.
Recent Examples on the Web While Zawahiri was unable to reconstitute al Qaeda after the death of bin Laden to its former power, the circumstances of his death stand as a warning to other terrorist groups in Afghanistan and elsewhere. Stephen Collinson, CNN, 1 Aug. 2022 So Silk Spectre, Nite Owl, Rorschach, Adrian Veidt (a.k.a. Ozymandias) and Doctor Manhattan reconstitute an uneasy alliance to solve the mystery that led to their former colleague’s murder. Alice Mcdermott, New York Times, 22 June 2022 Terra Validators have halted the network to come up with a plan to reconstitute it. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 13 May 2022 Britain’s Defense Ministry said Monday that about a quarter of the 120 battalion tactical groups Russia committed at the start of the war have now been rendered combat ineffective; some could take years to reconstitute. Washington Post, 3 May 2022 But there is little evidence to support the view that Russia's attack in Ukraine is part of a plan to reconstitute the Soviet empire. Benjamin H. Friedman, The Week, 20 Mar. 2022 There’s an opportunity now to reconstitute the future of work. Aman Kidwai, Fortune, 11 Feb. 2022 This is an organization that wants to reconstitute. Greg Norman, Fox News, 6 Feb. 2022 But the failure to reconstitute the Iran deal risks undermining that effort. Michael A. Cohen, The New Republic, 25 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of reconstitute

1759, in the meaning defined above

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“Reconstitute.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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transitive verb
re·​con·​sti·​tute | \ (ˈ)rē-ˈkän(t)-stə-ˌt(y)üt How to pronounce reconstitute (audio) \
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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