reconstruct

verb re·con·struct \ ˌrē-kən-ˈstrəkt \

Definition of reconstruct

transitive verb
:to construct again: such as
a :to establish or assemble again
b :to subject (an organ or part) to surgery to re-form its structure or correct a defect
c :to build up mentally :recreate
  • reconstructing a lost civilization

reconstructible

play \-ˈstrək-tə-bəl\ adjective

reconstructive

play \-tiv\ adjective

reconstructor

play \-tər\ noun

Examples of reconstruct in a Sentence

  1. After the earthquake, many houses needed to be reconstructed.

  2. Archaeologists were able to reconstruct most of the ancient village from their findings.

  3. They are attempting to reconstruct the events that led to the bridge's collapse.

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First Known Use of reconstruct

1762


RECONSTRUCT Defined for English Language Learners

reconstruct

verb

Definition of reconstruct for English Language Learners

  • : to build (something damaged or destroyed) again

  • : to find out and describe or show the way an event or series of events happened


RECONSTRUCT Defined for Kids

reconstruct

verb re·con·struct \ ˌrē-kən-ˈstrəkt \

Definition of reconstruct for Students

reconstructed; reconstructing
:to make or form again :rebuild

Medical Dictionary

reconstruct

transitive verb re·con·struct \ ˌrē-kən-ˈstrəkt \

medical Definition of reconstruct

:to subject (an organ or part) to surgery so as to re-form the structure of or to correct a defect


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