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reconstruct

re·con·struct

reconstruct

 
pronunciation:
ri kn struhkt
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: reconstructed, reconstructing, reconstructs
definition 1: to make over or construct again.
The doctor reconstructed his knee after the accident.
definition 2: to make over in the mind or as a function of memory.
The police reconstructed the crime from their available evidence.
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The word reconstruct contains the following part:
re- Latin prefix that means again; back or back again
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The prefix re- occurs in verbs that are Latin loanwords, where it can mean "again" (revise ) or "back again" (reflect ). It also attaches to English verbs (replay , rewind) with both meanings. Any verb can be prefixed by "re- " to indicate that an action is repeated. No hyphen is necessary unless the word formed is identical to an existing word (re-sign the document, but resign from a job).