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verb (used with object), re·pot·ted, re·pot·ting.
  1. to transfer (a plant) to another, especially larger, pot.
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verb (used without object), re·pot·ted, re·pot·ting.
  1. to transfer a plant to another pot.
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Origin of repot

First recorded in 1835–45; re- + pot1
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Historical Examples of repot

  • Do not shift or repot them, if they are in flower, until the flowering is over.

    The American Flower Garden Directory

    Thomas Hibbert

  • This is a good period to repot all the flowering plants of this genus.

  • Repot frequently until they are in 4- to 5-inch pots; then let them bloom.

  • Repot any that may require it as soon as they have fairly commenced their growth.

  • At this stage it is a good time to repot any requiring to be repotted.


    James O'Brien

British Dictionary definitions for repot


verb -pots, -potting or -potted
  1. (tr) to put (a house plant) into a new usually larger pot
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Word Origin and History for repot


"put in fresh pots," 1845, from re- + pot (v.). Related: Repotted; repotting.

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