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.

Nearby words

  1. reconquer,
  2. reconquest,
  3. reconsider,
  4. reconsideration,
  5. reconsignment,
  6. reconstituted,
  7. reconstruct,
  8. reconstruction,
  9. reconstruction acts,
  10. reconstructionism

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

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British Dictionary definitions for reconstitutive

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 Formsreconstituent (ˌriːkənˈstɪtjʊənt), adjective, nounreconstitution, noun

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Word Origin and History for reconstitutive

reconstitute

v.

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

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