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 Their arrival will help to regrow the weekday population of office workers downtown, which has declined since the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic and rise of work-from-home options for some office jobs. Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, 2 Aug. 2022 The researchers plan to collect acorns and cuttings from the tree that can be used to regrow the species in botanic gardens and arboretums. Sarah Kaplan, Anchorage Daily News, 14 July 2022 The willow is likely to regrow quickly after cutting it down. oregonlive, 16 Jan. 2022 Reclast is in the most common class of osteoporosis treatments: the bisphosphonates, which work by slowing down bone reabsorption by the osteoclasts, giving the osteoblasts time to regrow bone. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 30 Aug. 2022 That surplus cropland could be allowed to regrow into forest or other natural habitat, benefitting both biodiversity and carbon balance. Bob Holmes, Smithsonian Magazine, 23 Aug. 2022 Even when knocked back to the ground by weather extremes, their more extensive root systems help perennials regrow more easily. Derek Carwood, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 Aug. 2022 Whether some trees will eventually regrow, or the losses will at least stabilize, as forests adjust to the new regime remains an open question — one that poses a major concern, Wang and Randerson said. Alex Wigglesworth, Los Angeles Times, 20 July 2022 Destructive fires in recent years that burned too hot for forests to quickly regrow have far outpaced the government's capacity to replant trees. Matthew Brown, ajc, 25 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of regrow

1603, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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“Regrow.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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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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