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English definition of “reconstitute”

reconstitute

verb [T] uk   /ˌriːˈkɒn.stɪ.tjuːt/ us    /-ˈkɑːn.stə.tuːt/
to change food that has been dried back into its original form by adding water: The powdered milk/egg can be reconstituted by adding water.Preserving and storing food to change an organization so that it has a different form: The Health Education Council has been reconstituted as the Health Education Authority.ChangingAdapting and modifying Adapting and attuning to somethingChanging frequently
reconstitution
noun [U] uk   us  
the reconstitution of the Communist partyPreserving and storing foodChangingAdapting and modifying Adapting and attuning to somethingChanging frequently
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