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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Would reconstituting this project help solve some problems? Courtney Astolfi, cleveland.com, "Here are the jail questions that Cuyahoga County Sheriff Cliff Pinkney won’t answer," 16 July 2019 The White House also reconstituted the National Space Council, and its first directive, in late 2017, was a return to the moon. Christian Davenport, Washington Post, "White House frustration over moon mission delays preceded removal of top NASA official," 11 July 2019 In March, 11 Pacific Rim nations including Japan signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement reducing tariffs, reconstituting the trade deal after Mr. Trump withdrew. Peter Landers, WSJ, "Strange Bedfellows: Trump Trade Fight Brings Japan and China Together," 18 June 2018 The Babylonian Talmud has the destroyer of the Jerusalem Temple, Roman general Titus, burned to ashes, reconstituted, and burned again, forever. Stephen Greenblatt, The New York Review of Books, "Not To Worry," 17 Jan. 2019 Bureau officials said the board would be reconstituted in the fall, likely with fewer members than its current 25-person membership. Washington Post, "Mulvaney dissolves group that advised consumer watchdog," 7 June 2018 The two outcomes, together, will reconstitute the original information. Quanta Magazine, "Quantum Weirdness Now a Matter of Time," 19 Jan. 2016 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

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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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