regrow

verb
re·​grow | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈgrō How to pronounce regrow (audio) \
regrew\ (ˌ)rē-​ˈgrü How to pronounce regrew (audio) \; regrown\ (ˌ)rē-​ˈgrōn How to pronounce regrown (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 Scallions Scallions are one of the easiest vegetables to regrow. Natasha Bazika, House Beautiful, "Five Easy Ways to Reduce Waste in Your Kitchen," 1 July 2020 Later this summer, the goats will return to Greenside, after the plants have had a chance to regrow. Laura Schulte, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A herd of 40 goats is helping clean up Madison's overgrown neighborhood parks," 9 June 2020 With chlorosis, leaves can look burned but stems will regrow leaves next spring. oregonlive, "Can I harvest neglected garlic bulbs now? Ask an expert," 22 Feb. 2020 Perhaps, several decades from now, people, too, might regrow organs or limbs. Amber Dance, Smithsonian Magazine, "Some Salamanders Can Regrow Lost Body Parts. Could Humans One Day Do the Same?," 31 Jan. 2020 Their research is leading the biotechnology industry toward treatments that could reverse the damage by coaxing synapses to regrow and give people back their normal, clamorous lives. Popular Science, "Hidden hearing loss is hitting people of all ages. Neuroscientists are still debating why.," 21 Jan. 2020 Hair regrows within a year in about half of patients, although hair loss can sometimes recur, the doctors said. New York Times, "She Was Losing Fistfuls of Hair. What Was Causing It?," 3 Feb. 2020 Already, a few companies—some staffed by people who used to work with Kujawa and Liberman—are working on therapeutics, like chemicals called neurotrophins that could help neurons regrow their synapses. Popular Science, "Hidden hearing loss is hitting people of all ages. Neuroscientists are still debating why.," 21 Jan. 2020 Their plan is to develop a new fishery for the overpopulated urchins, which number in the tens of millions, turning a scourge into an opportunity while creating clearings in the urchin barrens where kelp may have a chance to regrow. Smithsonian, "Can Eating Sea Urchins Help Revive Kelp Forests?," 21 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of regrow

1603, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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The first known use of regrow was in 1603

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8 Aug 2020

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“Regrow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/regrow. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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More Definitions for regrow

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

Medical Definition of regrow

: to continue growth after interruption or injury

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