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 The sanctuary itself comprises replanted trees, not primary forest. David Pierson, Los Angeles Times, "Endangered orangutans could be the biggest losers as Indonesia builds a new capital," 13 Sep. 2019 Once the iconic oaks were poisoned, the university tried replanting the oaks, but one of those trees was set on fire in 2016 after Auburn’s victory over LSU. Josh Bean |, al, "Harvey Updyke summoned to court for failing to pay for Toomer’s poisoning," 14 Aug. 2019 Meanwhile, Nelson spends her days clearing rocks from her property, replanting lost vegetation. Sam Tabachnik, The Denver Post, "Durango residents divided as beloved coal-fired train faces lawsuits over its role in the 416 fire," 7 July 2019 Europeans are reviving coastal habitats like Wallasea in the U.K., reversing the drainage of peatland bogs in Germany and replanting forests in the Scottish Highlands. Ciara Nugent / Wallasea Island, Time, "The Best Way to Save Nature? More Nature," 12 Sep. 2019 But work to preserve ash trees still free of the emerald ash borer goes on, even as replanting species that won’t be affected by the invasive bug remains the focus of foresters for the future of Boulder’s canopy. Sam Lounsberry, The Denver Post, "Boulder’s battle against emerald ash borer tree loss fueling local woodworking economy," 8 Sep. 2019 Most keep their bulbs until spring for replanting at a time when those left in the ground should also begin growth again. Tom Maccubbin,, "Cut stems to increase number of crape myrtle flower heads," 20 July 2019 The grant has a matching requirement, Scott said, which means the village must also contribute $15,000 to tree replanting efforts. Mary Mcintyre, Lake County News-Sun, "After beetle wiped out 20% of parkway trees in Winthrop Harbor, federal grant will help restock the village," 14 June 2019 One year later, though, according to French media outlet Le Monde, the tree will not, in fact, be replanted. Nicholas Wu, USA TODAY, "Tree planted by Trump and Macron to symbolize French-American friendship has died," 10 June 2019

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First Known Use of replant

1572, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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