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re·con·struct

 (rē′kən-strŭkt′)
tr.v. re·con·struct·ed, re·con·struct·ing, re·con·structs
1. To construct again; rebuild.
2. To assemble or build again mentally; re-create: reconstructed the sequence of events from the evidence.
3. Linguistics To deduce the form and properties of (a protolanguage or an unattested word) based on evidence from attested languages, such as cognate words.
4. To cause to adopt a new attitude or outlook: a diehard traditionalist who could not be reconstructed.

re′con·struct′i·ble adj.
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Adj.1.reconstructed - adapted to social or economic change; "a reconstructed feminist"
unreconstructed - adhering to an attitude or position widely held to be outmoded; "peasants are still unreconstructed small capitalists at heart"; "there are probably more unreconstructed Southerners than one would like to admit"
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References in classic literature ?
They looked eagerly at the reconstructed writing so far.
So reconstructed, the earliest period appears to us as a time of slow development in which the characteristic epic metre, diction, and structure grew up slowly from crude elements and were improved until the verge of maturity was reached.
With this object his staff was gradually reconstructed and its real strength removed and transferred to the Emperor.
Then I recalled the expression of his face the previous night, and with that the memory of all I had experienced reconstructed itself before me.
It was now their turn to impose some limit on that selenographic science, which had reconstructed the lunar world as Cuvier did the skeleton of a fossil, and say, "The moon was this, a habitable world, inhabited before the earth.
From my dreams I reconstructed for him pictures of that vanished world in which I do believe I once lived.
made but a faint attempt to parry this unexpected blow; the monarchy he had scarcely reconstructed tottered on its precarious foundation, and at a sign from the emperor the incongruous structure of ancient prejudices and new ideas fell to the ground.
As to the business, it had been reconstructed, and the energy and ability of the junior partner had soon made up for all the ill that had been done by his senior.
Knowing Erik as he did, he easily reconstructed the tragedy.
"My scheme of life," he said, "may be reconstructed more than once before I am satisfied.
A total of 3 km on-site roads are planned to be reconstructed.
A few years ago, neighboring Greece reconstructed the railroad from Lerin to its border with Macedonia.