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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This isn’t a case of patients regrowing some severed connection in the spine. Carolyn Y. Johnson, The Seattle Times, "Paralyzed people are beginning to walk with a new kind of therapy," 24 Sep. 2018 This week, Tulane researchers published a study in Science Advances that found that Louisiana's coastal land loss will continue despite the state's attempts to regrow the Mississippi River delta. Sara Sneath,, "State responds to study finding restoration can't keep up with costal land loss," 13 Apr. 2018 Heavy pruning to reduce the height and width of azaleas may delay flowering for a year or more as the shrubs need time to regrow and mature the new stems. Tom Maccubbin,, "Caterpillar invasion isn't end for healthy tree," 14 July 2018 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

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First Known Use of regrow

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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