- to introduce (animals or plants) to their original habitat or to a habitat similar to their natural one: proposals to rewild elephants to the American plains.
- to return (land) to a more natural state: rewilding an unpopulated island for use as an animal preserve.
- to introduce living organisms to a habitat.
- to return land to a less developed state.
Origin of rewild
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- the practice of returning areas of land to a wild state, including the reintroduction of animal species that are no longer naturally found there
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