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

Other Words from revegetate

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

Examples of revegetate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Maybe, Wangchuk thinks, irrigation water from stupas could help revegetate hillsides to soak up rain. National Geographic, 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, 1 June 2018 To revegetate the earth, Sinclair's corporation decides to DROP BOMBS IN VOLCANOES. Justin Kirkland, Esquire, 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, 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 19 Jan. 2022.

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