re·​plant | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈplant How to pronounce replant (audio) \
replanted; replanting; replants

Definition of replant

transitive verb

1 : to plant again or anew
2 : to provide with new plants
3 : to subject to replantation

Examples of replant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ten years ago, a developer offered Grant more than a hundred dollars for the tree, in order to replant it in one of the new suburbs of Fuling, but Grant declined, for sentimental reasons. Peter Hessler, The New Yorker, 27 Dec. 2021 The agencies should replant trees and medicinal plants and remove a grass embankment that now covers an ancient burial site, said Joe Davis, an attorney representing tribal elders and two nonprofit groups. oregonlive, 17 Nov. 2021 The preserve has initiated several restoration projects to replant native, upland grasses using the cattle to distribute seeds. Lindsey Botts, The Arizona Republic, 23 Nov. 2021 Since then, the market has boomed, sending the CAPE soaring by 10 points to replant the flag at 40. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 5 Nov. 2021 And other measures would provide billions to replant in national forests, repair trails for hikers and clear brush to reduce the risk of wildfire. New York Times, 10 Oct. 2021 Milarch’s mission is to archive the genetics of ancient trees, breed them and replant them. Brian Melley, ajc, 2 Nov. 2021 In partnership with State Farm and the Arbor Day Foundation, the foundation will offer the trees in an effort to replant areas where trees were badly damaged or lost during the tornado that swept through the city in 2019. Cecilia Lenzen, Dallas News, 4 Oct. 2021 Next year, replant those beds with melons, pumpkins, basil, sweet potatoes (Ipomea), okra, onions and other veggies that are not susceptible to root knot nematode or any other nightshade pathogens. Nan Sterman, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of replant

1572, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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9 Jan 2022

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“Replant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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transitive verb
re·​plant | \ (ˈ)rē-ˈplant How to pronounce replant (audio) \

Medical Definition of replant

: to subject to replantation replant an avulsed tooth

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