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 But experts say the window for that treatment is small, and people whose lawns are affected by the pests might just want to wait for regrowth. Washington Post, 17 Sep. 2021 What was initially a loss of depth and diameter from their vaginoplasty was compounded with regrowth of erectile tissue that needed to be removed. Allure, 12 July 2021 Extreme pruning produces strong vegetative regrowth at the expense of flowers. Neil Sperry, San Antonio Express-News, 1 Oct. 2021 At-Home Laser Therapy The Capillus hair regrowth laser cap is FDA cleared for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia at home. Kristin Auble, Vogue, 22 Sep. 2021 This regrowth is managed by supporting cells, called olfactory ensheathing cells, which form tunnels that neurons thread their way through. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, 12 Aug. 2021 To assist this natural regrowth, the Forest Service has been replanting trees across the scar., 28 June 2021 Toler also said the regrowth was easier to manage after the intentional burns. San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Sep. 2021 After several difficult months of staying home in a mostly digital world, the brand was pushed to capture the determined spirit of nature and regrowth to bring forth something new, elegant, and grounded. Medgina Saint-elien, House Beautiful, 25 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of regrowth

1741, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of regrowth was in 1741

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“Regrowth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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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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