- 1 reconstruct something (from something) to build or make something again that has been damaged or that no longer exists Old London Bridge was bought by an American and reconstructed in Arizona. They have tried to reconstruct the settlement as it would have been in pre-Columbian times.
- 2reconstruct something to be able to describe or show exactly how a past event happened, using the information you have gathered Investigators are trying to reconstruct the circumstances of the crash.
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NAmE//ˌrikənˈstrʌkt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they reconstruct
he / she / it reconstructs
past simple reconstructed
-ing form reconstructing