re·grow | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈgrō \
regrew\(ˌ)rē-ˈgrü \; regrown\(ˌ)rē-ˈgrōn \; regrowing

Definition of regrow 

transitive verb

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

intransitive verb

: to continue growth after interruption or injury

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Only with the death of Mao Zedong in 1976 did China’s research community begin to regrow around its stumps. Ben Guarino, Washington Post, "China increasingly challenges American dominance of science," 3 June 2018 Cut them into a dozen pieces, and each piece will regrow into a full new worm—a remarkable feat of regeneration beyond the ability of most other animals. Elizabeth Pennisi, Science | AAAS, "This one, newly discovered cell can remake a whole animal," 14 June 2018 Find a spot in the sunny garden for Easter lilies; plants gradually decline and regrow in winter. Tom Maccubbin,, "June in the garden," 26 May 2018 The one-a-day pill is a common treatment for male-pattern hair loss, and is better at halting hair loss than regrowing what’s already been lost. Daniel Victor, New York Times, "Trump on His Hair: ‘I Try Like Hell to Hide That Bald Spot, Folks’," 23 Feb. 2018 The majority of the company’s cork comes from cork oak trees in Portugal that are given the proper seven to nine years to regrow their bark after a harvesting. Jakob Schiller, Outside Online, "We Will Always Love Our Birkenstocks," 14 June 2018 Only with the death of Mao Zedong in 1976 did China's research community begin to regrow around its stumps. Author: Ben Guarino, Emily Rauhala, William Wan, Anchorage Daily News, "China challenges American dominance of science," 4 June 2018 Robin Seeley and others counter that rockweed tends to regrow as dense, low bushes rather than meters-long streamers, perhaps diminishing its value for the 150 or so critters that rely on it for food and shelter. Ben Goldfarb, Smithsonian, "How Seaweed Connects Us All," 31 May 2018 State rules required cutters to trim above the lowest branches and no closer than 40 centimeters from the holdfast—the sturdy foot with which rockweed grips the shore—to allow the plants to regrow after each haircut. Ben Goldfarb, Smithsonian, "How Seaweed Connects Us All," 31 May 2018

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1603, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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re·grow | \ (ˈ)rē-ˈgrō \
regrew\-ˈgrü \; regrown\-ˈgrōn \; regrowing

Medical Definition of regrow 

: to continue growth after interruption or injury

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