reconstitute

[ ree-kon-sti-toot, -tyoot ]
/ riˈkɒn stɪˌtut, -ˌtyut /

verb (used with object), re·con·sti·tut·ed, re·con·sti·tut·ing.

to constitute again; reconstruct; recompose.
to return (a dehydrated or concentrated food) 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.

to undergo reconstitution; become reconstituted.

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Origin of reconstitute

First recorded in 1805–15; re- + constitute

OTHER WORDS FROM reconstitute

re·con·sti·tu·ent [ree-kuhn-stich-oo-uhnt], /ˌri kənˈstɪtʃ u ənt/, adjective, nounre·con·sti·tut·a·ble, re·con·sti·tut·i·ble, adjectivere·con·sti·tu·tive, adjectivere·con·sti·tu·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for reconstitute

reconstitute
/ (riːˈkɒnstɪˌtjuːt) /

verb (tr)

to restore (food, etc) to its former or natural state or a semblance of it, as by the addition of water to a concentratereconstituted lemon juice
to reconstruct; form again

Derived forms of reconstitute

reconstituent (ˌriːkənˈstɪtjʊənt), adjective, nounreconstitution, noun
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