[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.

Origin of replant

First recorded in 1565–75; re- + plant
Related formsre·plan·ta·tion [ree-plan-tey-shuh n] /ˌri plænˈteɪ ʃən/, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for replantation


  1. the reattachment of (severed limbs or parts) by surgery


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 replantation



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

replantation in Medicine


  1. Replanting of an organ or part and the reestablishment of circulation.reimplantation


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