revegetate

[ ree-vej-i-teyt ]
/ riˈvɛdʒ ɪˌteɪt /

verb (used with object), re·veg·e·tat·ed, re·veg·e·tat·ing.

to cause vegetation to grow again on: to revegetate eroded lands.

verb (used without object), re·veg·e·tat·ed, re·veg·e·tat·ing.

to grow again, as plants.

Nearby words

  1. revealed,
  2. revealed religion,
  3. revealed theology,
  4. revealing,
  5. revealment,
  6. reveille,
  7. revel,
  8. revelation,
  9. revelation, book of,
  10. revelationist

Origin of revegetate

First recorded in 1760–70; re- + vegetate

Related formsre·veg·e·ta·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for revegetation

revegetate

/ (riːˈvɛdʒɪˌteɪt) /

verb

(intr) (of plants) to grow again and produce new tissue, esp to produce new growth on bare ground
Derived Formsrevegetation, noun

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