re·​nest (ˌ)rē-ˈnest How to pronounce renest (audio)
renested; renesting

intransitive verb

: to nest again
specifically : to build or settle in a new nest during a single breeding season
The adults live to nest again, as is often true when kites lose their young to natural predators, but the chance they'll renest in the same spot is minimized. Jim Parker

Word History

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of renest was in 1925

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Cite this Entry

“Renest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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