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[ ree-kon-sti-toot, -tyoot ]

verb (used with object)

, re·con·sti·tut·ed, re·con·sti·tut·ing.
  1. to constitute again; reconstruct; recompose.
  2. to return (a dehydrated or concentrated food or other substance) to the liquid state by adding water:

    to reconstitute a bouillon cube with hot water.

verb (used without object)

, re·con·sti·tut·ed, re·con·sti·tut·ing.
  1. to undergo reconstitution; become reconstituted.


/ riːˈkɒnstɪˌtjuːt; ˌriːkənˈstɪtjʊənt /


  1. to restore (food, etc) to its former or natural state or a semblance of it, as by the addition of water to a concentrate

    reconstituted lemon juice

  2. to reconstruct; form again

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Derived Forms

  • ˌreconstiˈtution, noun
  • reconstituent, adjectivenoun
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Other Words From

  • re·con·sti·tu·ent [ree-k, uh, n-, stich, -oo-, uh, nt], adjective noun
  • re·con·sti·tut·a·ble re·con·sti·tut·i·ble [ree-kon-sti-, too, -t, uh, -b, uh, l, -, tyoo, -], adjective
  • re·con·sti·tu·tive adjective
  • re·con·sti·tu·tion [ree-kon-sti-, too, -sh, uh, n, -, tyoo, -], noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of reconstitute1

First recorded in 1805–15; re- + constitute
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Example Sentences

After all, it will take some time for the Taliban to consolidate its hold on the nation and for al Qaeda to fully reconstitute, but the risks will grow.

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What we find in most grocery stores in the United States is typically instant, precooked or quick-cooking, meaning that it has been steamed and dried, and it only needs to be reconstituted with boiling water before consumption.

So we have to be very serious about trying to reconstitute the value proposition and competitiveness of New York City as quickly as possible and not get ourselves into a cut-shrink, cut-shrink, cut-shrink cycle.

Dehydration would make the dose stable at room temperature indefinitely, says Weissman, until it is reconstituted right before use.

Sheet Pan Persian-Style Stuffed Delicata Squash With Broccolini and CarrotsThese days, with the availability of refrigeration, it is more convenient to use jarred liquid kashk, rather than reconstituting dried kashk.

To tie him still to our heels, I took the opportunity of having the compartment to ourselves to revive and reconstitute the dummy.

The object of all his efforts was to reconstitute the power of the empire.

France is about to reconstitute herself; workingmen have the right to find and take their place in the new order of things.

In the study which we have now almost completed, we have made no attempt to reconstitute the history of Egypt.

In the end the ecclesiastics consented to reconstitute the court in this form.