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

This way the plants have plenty of time to regrow and flower during the warmer weather. Tom Maccubbin, orlandosentinel.com, "Zinnias can be added to summer gardens in Florida," 27 July 2019 But after humans abandoned the area about 10 years later, the forest slowly began to regrow. Eva Frederick, Science | AAAS, "Top stories: Mite-proof bees, dark matter ‘bullets,’ and the tiny monkeys replanting the Amazon," 26 July 2019 There’s also no definitive evidence stem cells and platelets can regrow lost cartilage, Fu says. Time, "Employers Are Steering Workers Toward Controversial Stem Cell Therapies," 19 June 2019 Buck moon Male deer, which shed their antlers every year, begin to regrow them in July, hence the Native American name for July's full moon. National Geographic, "Learn about the lunar cycle, as well as the origins of the many names given to each month's full moon.," 15 June 2019 Those organisms can regrow entire limbs — bone, muscle, cartilage and all — by recapitulating a developmental program from a bud-like structure that forms on the injury site. Quanta Magazine, "To Heal Some Wounds, Adult Cells Turn More Fetal," 29 Aug. 2018 There’s also no definitive evidence stem cells and platelets can regrow lost cartilage, Fu said. STAT, "Employers are steering workers toward a controversial stem cell therapy," 20 June 2019 Makes forests magically regrow wherever Godzilla and its peers have been stomping around? Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Godzilla: King of the Monsters," 31 May 2019 Sutton added that the forest would soon regrow, reassuring environmentalists and Pooh fans alike. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Winnie the Pooh's Real-Life "Hundred Acre Wood" Suffers Forest Fire," 29 Apr. 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'regrow.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of regrow

1603, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about regrow

Dictionary Entries near regrow

regroom

regroove

regroup

regrow

regrowth

regt

regtl

Statistics for regrow

Last Updated

9 Aug 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for regrow

The first known use of regrow was in 1603

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

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

More from Merriam-Webster on regrow

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with regrow

Comments on regrow

What made you want to look up regrow? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to shake or wave menacingly

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Summer 2019 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a-bowl-of-peach-sorbet-with-cut-peaches-next-to-it
  • Which is a synonym of desideratum?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!