re·​green (ˌ)rē-ˈgrēn How to pronounce regreen (audio)
variants or re-green
regreened or re-greened; regreening or re-greening

transitive verb

: to make green again
especially : to restore (barren, degraded, or deforested land) to a healthy ecological state by planting vegetation (such as trees, shrubs, grasses, or sustainable crops) often in conjunction with improvements in soil fertility and water retention
… aims to re-green the concrete jungle and protect existing trees from the bulldozers of development. Bill Lohmann
The hope is that with the eventual regreening of the island the rare and endangered green parrot, almost wiped out on Norfolk … will be re-established on Philip. Stuart Inder
Tree planting has led to the re-greening of as much as 3 million hectares of land in Niger, enabling some 250,000 hectares to be farmed again. Andy Coghlan
regreening efforts
a regreening program

Examples of regreen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sometimes this treatment can regreen the grass without affecting growth or the environment. Tom MacCubbin,, 29 May 2021 This could regreen the lawn without encouraging growth. Tom MacCubbin,, 22 Jan. 2022 Garden centers often carry liquids and granules of iron or minor nutrient products that can be applied to regreen your lawn. Tom MacCubbin,, 8 May 2021 Many lawns have a hungry look; apply lawn fertilizer to regreen the turf. Tom MacCubbin, Orlando Sentinel, 1 Oct. 2022 In Kuku, southern Kenya, they have been used as a water management strategy to revive and regreen degraded land. Thomas Page, CNN, 18 July 2022 Try to regreen the plants and encourage growth of new shoots with a liquid fertilizer application every other week for a month. Tom MacCubbin,, 10 July 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1605, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of regreen was in 1605

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Cite this Entry

“Regreen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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