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English definition of “reconstructive”


adjective [before noun]     /ˌriː.kənˈstrʌk.tɪv/
describes medical treatment that involves changing the shape of part of a person's body , either because it has been badly damaged or to improve someone's appearance : After the accident , he underwent reconstructive surgery to rebuild his face .Describing medical treatment generally
(Definition of reconstructive adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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