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Definition of reconstruct verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they reconstruct
    he / she / it reconstructs
    past simple reconstructed
    -ing form reconstructing
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  1. 1reconstruct 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.
  2. 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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