re·​seed (ˌ)rē-ˈsēd How to pronounce reseed (audio)
reseeded; reseeding; reseeds

transitive verb

: to sow seed on again or anew
: to maintain (itself) by self-sown seed

intransitive verb

: to maintain itself by self-sown seed

Examples of reseed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This product works well for seeding new lawns or it can also be used for reseeding lawns planted with another type of Bermudagrass. Renee Freemon Mulvihill, Better Homes & Gardens, 21 Apr. 2023 The National Park Service said a reseeding program is needed based on the low average of 14,112 seedlings per acre found the second year after a major fire. Andrew J. Campa, Los Angeles Times, 28 Nov. 2023 Tunisia’s Ministry of Agriculture declared in July that the country’s wheat harvest slumped this year by 60% due to drought and record-high temperatures, down to 250,000 tons – an amount economic and agriculture experts say is enough only to reseed for next year. Taylor Luck, The Christian Science Monitor, 15 Sep. 2023 The Redwoods Rising thinning project, which began in 2020 and involves an annual budget of $10 to $12 million, is also tackling the aftermath of unbridled helicopter reseeding by the timber industry that created the choke of subsequent redwood and Douglas fir forests of today. Jim Robbins Ian C. Bates, New York Times, 15 Aug. 2023 First one family and then another starts planting bushes and reseeding the yards, and then, of course, this being a Millhauser town, everyone goes too far. Charles McGrath, The New Yorker, 7 Aug. 2023 The eight region champions in each class will be reseeded for the state quarterfinals by regular-season record. Sam Cohn, Baltimore Sun, 21 Feb. 2023 Say goodbye to worries about reseeding or using Ez seed! Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 24 July 2023 The Russians are also able to drop more mines from drones, reseeding areas that the Ukrainians had cleared. Isabelle Khurshudyan and Kamila Hrabchuk, Anchorage Daily News, 16 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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The first known use of reseed was in 1861

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“Reseed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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re·​seed (ˈ)rē-ˈsēd How to pronounce reseed (audio)
: to sow seed on again

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