revegetate

verb
re·​veg·​e·​tate | \(ˌ)rē-ˈve-jə-ˌtāt \
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 \ noun

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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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