[ree-kon-sti-too-tid, -tyoo-]
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  1. constituted again, especially of a liquid product made by adding water to dry solids from which the water has been evaporated: reconstituted orange juice.

Origin of reconstituted

First recorded in 1840–50; reconstitute + -ed2


[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) 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.

Origin of reconstitute

First recorded in 1805–15; re- + constitute
Related formsre·con·sti·tu·ent [ree-kuh n-stich-oo-uh nt] /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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for reconstituted

Contemporary Examples of reconstituted

Historical Examples of reconstituted

  • With this object the lien on the common wealth is enlarged and reconstituted.


    L. T. Hobhouse

  • The Canadians during the night had reconstituted the line, but at great cost.

    The Red Watch

    J. A. Currie

  • To make this settlement permanent, the Imperial Court was reconstituted.

    The Thirty Years' War

    Samuel Rawson Gardiner

  • If there is to be an Israel at all, it must be reconstituted "outside the camp."

  • The crime was then and there reconstituted in the presence of the examining magistrate.

British Dictionary definitions for reconstituted


verb (tr)
  1. 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
  2. to reconstruct; form again
Derived Formsreconstituent (ˌriːkənˈstɪtjʊənt), adjective, nounreconstitution, noun
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Word Origin and History for reconstituted



1790, from re- "back, again" + constitute (v.). Related: Reconstituted; reconstituting.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper