re·​growth | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈgrōth How to pronounce regrowth (audio) \
plural regrowths

Definition of regrowth

: the act or process of regrowing the regrowth of forests also : a result or product of regrowing cattle grazing on pasture regrowth

Examples of regrowth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These devices actually remove hair from the root, and over time, regrowth is either finer or ceases altogether. Sian Babish,, "The best epilator of 2020," 1 Oct. 2020 Much of the cypress had been harvested by the early part of the 20th century, but the area was still thick with regrowth when construction of the waterway began in the 1950s. Mark Schleifstein,, "MR-GO closure improving environment, but more wetlands, swamp restoration needed: report," 3 Oct. 2020 Unlike other products that get rid of unwanted hair, epilators do double-duty by removing hair and by combating regrowth. Sian Babish,, "The best epilator of 2020," 1 Oct. 2020 Such summer pruning doesn’t stimulate as much regrowth as winter pruning. Sunset Magazine, "50+ Things to Do in Your Garden Now," 10 Sep. 2020 Widely planted in our area; fast regrowth if frozen to ground. oregonlive, "Ask an expert: Suggestions for vining plants that may not tempt hungry deer," 6 Sep. 2020 After three to six months of shedding, Thomas suggests checking for signs of regrowth on the top of your hairline in particular. Jacqueline Kilikita,, "Hair Loss Is The COVID-19 Side Effect No One Saw Coming," 20 Aug. 2020 In addition, about six percent of the gut contents were bits of charcoal, a possible sign that Borealopelta was grazing on regrowth in an area recently hit by wildfires. Michael Greshko, National Geographic, "Armored dinosaur's last meal preserved in stunning detail," 2 June 2020 This regrowth began during the recession of 2007-09, when millions turned to veg-growing to save money. The Economist, "Growing your own food America rediscovers the joys of vegetable-growing," 20 June 2020

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First Known Use of regrowth

1741, in the meaning defined above

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20 Oct 2020

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“Regrowth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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re·​growth | \ -ˈgrōth How to pronounce regrowth (audio) \

Medical Definition of regrowth

: an act or instance of regrowing regrowth of hair tumor regrowth

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