verb (used with object), revegetated, revegetating.
to cause vegetation to grow again on: to revegetate eroded lands.
verb (used without object), revegetated, revegetating.
to grow again, as plants.

1760–70; re- + vegetate

revegetation, noun Unabridged
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revegetate (riːˈvɛdʒɪˌteɪt)
(intr) (of plants) to grow again and produce new tissue, esp to produce new growth on bare ground

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Example sentences
His mission was to revegetate this completely overgrazed land and then to bring
  it right back to its natural splendor.
Reserved topsoil may be used to revegetate a site if the stockpile has been
  covered and stabilized.
Revegetate the surface of one the cave footprint with appropriate native plants.
Hikers can quickly produce paths that take years to revegetate.
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