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

Definition of revegetate

transitive verb

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

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Other Words from revegetate

revegetation \ (ˌ)rē-​ˌve-​jə-​ˈtā-​shən How to pronounce revegetation (audio) \ noun

Examples of revegetate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Construction of San Francisco Giants training facility at Papago Park concerns residents," 29 Sep. 2020 Maybe, Wangchuk thinks, irrigation water from stupas could help revegetate hillsides to soak up rain. National Geographic, "One way to fight climate change: Make your own glaciers.," 16 June 2020 Metro’s plan is to remove and dispose of the steel framing, concrete abutments and footers and regrade and revegetate the area, Ashe said. Luz Lazo, Washington Post, "Metro faces roadblock in race to demolish Georgetown trolley trestle," 1 June 2018 To revegetate the earth, Sinclair's corporation decides to DROP BOMBS IN VOLCANOES. Justin Kirkland, Esquire, "Hear Me Out: Dinosaurs Predicted Our Present Reality," 26 Jan. 2018 In all, more than 320,000 plants, mostly trees and shrubs, have been planted along with 6,000 pounds of seeds to revegetate the former Lake Aldwell above the Elwha Dam and Lake Mills above Glines Canyon Dam. Lynda V. Mapes, The Seattle Times, "At Elwha River, forests, fish and flowers where there were dams and lakes," 3 July 2017

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First Known Use of revegetate

1804, in the meaning defined above

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“Revegetate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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