from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To provide with a new structure: The parks commission has been reconstituted.
  • transitive v. To bring (a liquid in concentrated or powder form) to normal strength by adding water.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. to construct something anew, or in a different manner
  • v. to add liquid to a concentrated or dehydrated food to return it to its original consistency

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To constitute anew; furnish again with a constitution, whether the original or a different one.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. construct or form anew or provide with a new structure


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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  • I don't know of any way to 'reconstitute' them, but if you're using them to flavour liquid like milk or cream, pop them in the warm liquid and once they've infused they should be pliable enough to split and scrape the seends out at the end.

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  • He refused to identify himself with the German cause, and continued to argue that his pur - pose was to save Russia from Stalin and to "reconstitute" the Russian state.



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