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

Definition of reseed

transitive verb

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

intransitive verb

: to maintain itself by self-sown seed

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Once these buildings are cleared, the lots will be reseeded with grass and be ready for developers, said Ayonna Blue Donald, Cleveland's director of building and housing. Karen Farkas,, "Lorain County Community College moves forward on plan to offer bachelor's degree," 20 Mar. 2018 If Earth comes in dead last, humanity will be wiped out, and the biosphere reseeded so the planet can try again later. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Space Opera is the funniest science fiction novel I’ve read since Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy," 14 Apr. 2018 Public works crews have been grading hillsides, putting out straw bales and reseeding wooded areas for months in an effort to prevent erosion. Kurtis Alexander, San Francisco Chronicle, "Big storm raising flooding fears across Northern California," 4 Apr. 2018 Newly reseeded and lush green, the grass course reopened to racing Friday. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, "His 'paradise' is riding on the SF Mile | The Sacramento Bee," 31 Mar. 2018 So where does this one rank? ESPN's Myron Medcalf reseeded the 16 teams still in the tournament. Kirkland Crawford, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan basketball 2nd-worst team in NCAA tournament: An ESPN take," 20 Mar. 2018 The idea of taking the top eight teams from the Eastern Conference and Western Conference and reseeding them 1-16 based on overall record is something that continues to get kicked around. Chris Fedor,, "LeBron James opposed to idea of NBA playoff reseeding," 21 Feb. 2018 Another option is to de-thatch the lawn with a rake or rented de-thatcher to pull up the moss and then reseed bare spots. Kym Pokorny,, "Controlling moss in your lawn starts with keeping grass healthy," 17 Dec. 2017 Over the last eight years, much of the park has been off-limits to the public as Stachowicz and his colleague painstakingly laid down new turf and reseeded the lawn to get it back to its pristine state. Danny Lewis, Smithsonian, "The National Park Service Warns Inauguration-Goers to Keep Off Its Lawn," 19 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of reseed

1861, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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