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

Examples of regrowth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Kansas City resident threw footballs to win a hair regrowth foam, one of the many activities put on by the festival’s sponsors. Eleanor Nash, Kansas City Star, 19 May 2024 As the duality of loss and regrowth takes hold in the AI era, everyone involved in music must amplify the latter, while keeping the former as muted as possible. Michael Gallant, Billboard, 15 May 2024 Minoxidil: Initially developed as an oral medication for severe hypertension in the 1970s, Minoxidil's unintended side effect of hair regrowth led to its topical application for treating alopecia in both men and women. Allison Futterman, Discover Magazine, 16 Apr. 2024 While the evidence for significant regrowth is limited, certain ingredients have shown promise in scientific studies, including ketoconazole, saw palmetto, biotin, and minoxidil. Iman Balagam, Vogue, 9 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for regrowth 

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Word History

First Known Use

1741, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of regrowth was in 1741

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Cite this Entry

“Regrowth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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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