Pronunciation: [ree-KON-stih-toot; ree-KON-stih-tyoot]

Culinarily, the term means to return a dehydrated food (such as dried milk) to its original consistency by adding a liquid, usually water.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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