re·​growth (ˌ)rē-ˈgrōth How to pronounce regrowth (audio)
plural regrowths
: the act or process of regrowing
the regrowth of forests
also : a result or product of regrowing
cattle grazing on pasture regrowth

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web This is said to yield minimal natural regrowth and a longer-lasting manicure. Megan Decker,, 7 Mar. 2023 The treatment consisted of a drug cocktail applied in a wearable bioreactor on the frog’s hind leg for just 24 hours, which triggered an 18-month period of regrowth and restoration of the leg’s function. Jonathan Saltzman,, 15 Feb. 2023 Of course, like any experiment, not all of the frogs responded the same to the attempts at limb regrowth. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 31 Jan. 2022 MacDonell told me that Wildland’s opposition to the spaceport in Melness was rooted in preserving this fragile regrowth. WIRED, 31 Jan. 2023 When surgically removing a turtle's tumor, there’s a 60 percent chance of regrowth. Lauren Sigfusson, Discover Magazine, 7 June 2018 Adding 1/8 cup of chlorine bleach or white vinegar to a gallon of water and applying that solution to algae will slow its regrowth. Jessica Damiano, Chicago Tribune, 17 Jan. 2023 Heat stress can kill mature coral reefs and curtail their regrowth. Susan Cosier, Scientific American, 23 Nov. 2022 Backed by a team of research professionals, Zenith Labs products strive to supportheart health,hearing,longevity,hair regrowth,joint health,vision,weight loss, andmany others. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 11 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1741, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of regrowth was in 1741

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Cite this Entry

“Regrowth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition


: the process of regrowing
conditions affecting forest regrowth
also : a result or product of regrowing
cattle grazing on pasture regrowth

Medical Definition


re·​growth -ˈgrōth How to pronounce regrowth (audio)
: an act or instance of regrowing
regrowth of hair
tumor regrowth
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