transitive verb Date: 1812 to constitute again or anew; especially to restore to a former condition by adding water • reconstitution noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • reconstitute — I verb bring back, make over, put back, reactivate, rebuild, recondition, reconstruct, reconvert, redo, reestablish, reform, regenerate, reintegrate, remake, remodel, remold, renew, renovate, reorganize, replace, restore II index convert (change… …   Law dictionary

  • reconstitute — (v.) 1790, from RE (Cf. re ) back, again + CONSTITUTE (Cf. constitute) (v.). Related: Reconstituted; reconstituting …   Etymology dictionary

  • reconstitute — ► VERB 1) reconstruct. 2) change the form and organization of (an institution). 3) restore (something dried) to its original state by adding water. DERIVATIVES reconstitution noun …   English terms dictionary

  • reconstitute — [rē kän′stə to͞ot΄, rē kän′stətyo͞ot΄] vt. reconstituted, reconstituting to constitute again or anew; reconstruct, reorganize, or recompose; specif., to restore (a dehydrated or condensed substance) to its full liquid form by adding water… …   English World dictionary

  • reconstitute — [[t]ri͟ːkɒ̱nstɪtjuːt, AM tuːt[/t]] reconstitutes, reconstituting, reconstituted 1) VERB: usu passive If an organization or state is reconstituted, it is formed again in a different way. [be V ed] Slowly Jewish communities were reconstituted and… …   English dictionary

  • reconstitute — UK [ˌriːˈkɒnstɪˌtjuːt] / US [ˌrɪˈkɑnstɪˌtut] verb [transitive] Word forms reconstitute : present tense I/you/we/they reconstitute he/she/it reconstitutes present participle reconstituting past tense reconstituted past participle reconstituted 1)… …   English dictionary

  • reconstitute — reconstituent /ree keuhn stich ooh euhnt/, adj., n. reconstitutable, reconstitutible, adj. reconstitutive, adj. reconstitution, n. /ree kon sti tooht , tyooht /, v., reconstituted, reconstituting. v.t. 1. to constitute again; reconstruct;… …   Universalium

  • reconstitute — re|con|sti|tute [ri:ˈkɔnstıtju:t US ri:ˈka:nstıtu:t] v [T] 1.) to form an organization or a group again in a different way ▪ The committees will be reconstituted after the election. reconstitute sth as sth ▪ In 1832 the firm was reconstituted as… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • reconstitute — verb 1 (T) to bring something, especially an organization, back into existence in a different form: reconstitute sth as: remnants of the old regiments reconstituted as the New Model Army 2 reconstituted milk/eggs etc milk powder etc to which… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • reconstitute — verb /riːˈkɒnstɪtjuːt,riˈkɑnstɪˌt(j)ut/ a) to construct something anew, or in a different manner b) to add liquid to a concentrated or dehydrated food to return it to its original consistency …   Wiktionary

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