revegetate

verb

re·​veg·​e·​tate (ˌ)rē-ˈve-jə-ˌtāt How to pronounce revegetate (audio)
revegetated; revegetating; revegetates

transitive verb

: to provide (barren or denuded land) with a new vegetative cover
revegetation noun

Examples of revegetate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The second option, enhancing the onsite containment, will involve revegetating the existing cap with native plants and would cost $1.1 million. Arlyssa D. Becenti, The Arizona Republic, 18 Mar. 2023 Some of those include land managers who are turning to native seed and plant programs to help revegetate natural areas. Sarah Lapidus, The Arizona Republic, 20 Aug. 2022 The tribe then brought in plants including cottonwood, willow and mesquite trees to revegetate the area. AZCentral.com, 8 Aug. 2022 Jervois has pledged to backfill and seal off the underground tunnels, reclaim as many roads as possible, and revegetate the site with native plants. Michael Holtz, The Atlantic, 24 Jan. 2022 That includes removing infrastructure like picnic tables, fire rings, water pumps and vault toilets from the campgrounds, and putting up barricades at entrances to prevent people from driving through while the sites revegetate. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 28 Oct. 2021 Other trail sections with heavy erosion will stabilize and revegetate over time, Kogan told the board. Leia Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 24 Aug. 2021 Pueblo West, which was supposed to revegetate with native shortgrass, instead subdivided it into 40-acre parcels. New York Times, 3 Jan. 2021 But Norgaard-Larsen said the leveling of the surrounding desert was not what was promised to residents, and that the promises to revegetate native plants ring hollow. Lorraine Longhi, The Arizona Republic, 29 Sep. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1804, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of revegetate was in 1804

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“Revegetate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/revegetate. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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