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[ree-plant, -plahnt]
verb (used with object)
  1. to plant again.
  2. to cover again with plants, sow with seeds, etc.: After the drought, we had to replant the south lawn.
  3. to transfer (a plant) from one soil or container to another.
  4. Surgery. to reattach, as a severed arm, finger, or toe, especially with the use of microsurgery to reconnect nerves and blood vessels.
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Origin of replant

First recorded in 1565–75; re- + plant
Related formsre·plan·ta·tion [ree-plan-tey-shuh n] /ˌri plænˈteɪ ʃən/, noun
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Historical Examples of replant

  • It is torn from its roots; and it is idle to replant it; it will not grow.


    Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson

  • When you replant, put them from twelve to eighteen inches apart.

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for replant


verb (tr)
  1. to plant againshe replanted the bulbs that the dog had dug up
  2. 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.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

replant in Medicine


  1. To reattach an organ, limb, or other body part surgically to the original site.
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  1. An organ, limb, or body part that has been replanted.
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