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[ree-plant, -plahnt] /riˈplænt, -ˈplɑnt/
verb (used with object)
to plant again.
to cover again with plants, sow with seeds, etc.:
After the drought, we had to replant the south lawn.
to transfer (a plant) from one soil or container to another.
Surgery. to reattach, as a severed arm, finger, or toe, especially with the use of microsurgery to reconnect nerves and blood vessels.
Origin of replant
First recorded in 1565-75; re- + plant
Related forms
[ree-plan-tey-shuh n] /ˌri plænˈteɪ ʃən/ (Show IPA),
noun Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for replant
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  • It is torn from its roots; and it is idle to replant it; it will not grow.

    Appearances Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
  • When you replant, put them from twelve to eighteen inches apart.

    The Children's Book of Gardening Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
  • Here they lie; and the priests, if they can, may replant them.

  • The wheat was all killed and it was too late in the season to replant had they the means of doing so.

    The Land of Lure Elliott Smith
  • Here they lie, and the priests, if they can, may replant them.

  • It is also desirable to lift them and replant a few inches apart when they show signs of flowering unsatisfactorily.

    The Book of Bulbs Samuel Arnott
  • A reckless reformer may tear up more good things in a few weeks than he can replant, or substitute with better, in a lifetime.

    Dixie After the War

    Myrta Lockett Avary
  • Then dig the bed up, deeply, and add some well-rotted manure, rake smoothly and replant.

  • Venturesome souls will set home garden plants as early as May 10th, standing ready to replant if necessary.

    The Tomato Paul Work
  • Indeed, it does them no harm to replant them yearly: on the contrary, they, generally bloom the better for it.

    The Book of Roses Francis Parkman
British Dictionary definitions for replant


verb (transitive)
to plant again: she replanted the bulbs that the dog had dug up
to reattach (a severed limb or part) by surgery
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Word Origin and History for replant

1570s, from re- "back, again" + plant (v.). Related: Replanted; replanting.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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replant in Medicine

replant re·plant (rē-plānt')
v. re·plant·ed, re·plant·ing, re·plants
To reattach an organ, limb, or other body part surgically to the original site. n. (rē'plānt')
An organ, limb, or body part that has been replanted.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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