reconstitute

verb
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

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Other Words from reconstitute

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

Examples of reconstitute in a Sentence

They have plans to reconstitute the bankrupt company.

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When reconstituted, the achingly beautiful form became a roof, which was to be hoisted onto 10 wood columns staking out a simple rectangular perimeter. David Netto, Town & Country, "Frank Gehry Built a Tiny House for Michael Eisner," 19 Mar. 2019 Some have rallied behind free college, job guarantee programs, a $15 minimum hourly wage and abolishing — or at least reconstituting — the federal agency that enforces immigration laws. Steve Peoples, The Seattle Times, "Democrats lurch left on top policies as 2020 primary begins," 22 Jan. 2019 For example, a 2013 Washington Post analysis found that of the 18 schools reconstituted between 2008 and 2010, 10 saw standardized test scores decline. Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, "D.C. school scandals: ‘Tell me that it’s not great and that you’re dealing with it’," 10 Mar. 2018 The call was led by Anthony Welcher, who, as one of Mr. Mulvaney’s deputies, oversees external affairs for the bureau. Mr. Welcher told those on the call that the board, which now has 25 volunteer members, would be reconstituted as a smaller group. Stacy Cowley, New York Times, "Mick Mulvaney, Consumer Bureau’s Acting Chief, Purges Its Advisory Boards," 6 June 2018 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

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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

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