Deconstituted means: A reduction of something to the extent that it is not complete enough to be taken into consideration as the thing. Noting: Although reconstitution can be as simple as adding boiling water to the thing, it must also require multiple steps to return the item to its original state. If reconstitution was not intended, then the thing was merely destroyedconsumedruined etc. (in Community Dictionary, added by Darien Byrd)