revegetate

[ree-vej-i-teyt]
verb (used with object), re·veg·e·tat·ed, re·veg·e·tat·ing.
  1. 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.
  1. to grow again, as plants.

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

verb
  1. (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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