re·​grow | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈgrō How to pronounce regrow (audio) \
regrew\ (ˌ)rē-​ˈgrü How to pronounce regrow (audio) \; regrown\ (ˌ)rē-​ˈgrōn How to pronounce regrow (audio) \; regrowing

Definition of regrow

transitive verb

: to grow (something, such as a missing part) anew

intransitive verb

: to continue growth after interruption or injury

Examples of regrow in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some trees killed all the way to the ground such as figs, bay, crape myrtles and others should have the dead tops removed to allow the plants to regrow from the basal sprouts. Howard Garrett, Dallas News, 21 June 2021 Before the trading companies of the 1700s—which peddled in slavery among other things—there were exotic Dutch tulip bulbs in 1636 and 1637, prized for their variety and capacity to regrow. Jon Hilsenrath, WSJ, 7 May 2021 More work will need to be done to see if YAP-blockers can turn on all the signals needed to regrow everything healthy skin needs to function, such as temperature- and pressure-sensing nerves. Megan Molteni, STAT, 24 Apr. 2021 Below are four ways brands can optimize their use of customer data in the current climate to regrow business through 2021 and beyond: 1. Michael Katz, Forbes, 6 July 2021 Hair will regrow immediately; razor burns and bumps are probable. Washington Post, 1 July 2021 The gel bulks up the tissue, firming up the anatomy until healthy tissue can regrow and take over. Max G. Levy, Wired, 28 June 2021 But areas such as the seagrass field that Australian researchers are aiming to regrow store even more carbon in the soil below. Mike Cherney, WSJ, 30 May 2021 Healthy poinsettia plants can withstand heavy spring pruning to regrow and produce another colorful display by December. Tom Maccubbin,, 24 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of regrow

1603, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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28 Jul 2021

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“Regrow.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Aug. 2021.

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intransitive verb
re·​grow | \ (ˈ)rē-ˈgrō How to pronounce regrow (audio) \
regrew\ -​ˈgrü How to pronounce regrow (audio) \; regrown\ -​ˈgrōn How to pronounce regrow (audio) \; regrowing

Medical Definition of regrow

: to continue growth after interruption or injury


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