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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
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[ree-plan-tey-shuh n] /ˌri plænˈteɪ ʃən/ (Show IPA),
noun Unabridged
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  • Testing is easy; replanting is costly and often results in a short crop.

    Agriculture for Beginners Charles William Burkett
  • In such a case, delay in replanting could be avoided by having the seeds on hand.

  • replanting is unthought of and the young trees are treated as a nuisance.

    History of California Helen Elliott Bandini
  • This digging up and replanting is always accompanied by some cutting of roots.

    Dwarf Fruit Trees F. A. Waugh
  • The Government is replanting many bare mountain-sides here, as in the Hautes Alpes, in order to improve the soil and climate.

    The Roof of France Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • The division and replanting should be done in October, and one should see that there is, at least, one eye on each tuber.

    A Garden with House Attached Sarah Warner Brooks
  • Hence an uprooting and replanting are necessary (a revolution not a reformation) which will give the world a new tree of state.

    Communism and Christianism

    William Montgomery Brown
  • For replanting in the second year good strong two-year-old roots should be used.

  • I find that the lifting and replanting in no way checks the growth or well-being of the seed-pods.

    Wood and Garden Gertrude Jekyll
British Dictionary definitions for replanting


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 replanting



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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replanting 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.

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