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[ree-vej-i-teyt] /riˈvɛdʒ ɪˌteɪt/
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.
Origin of revegetate
1760-70; re- + vegetate
Related forms
revegetation, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for revegetate
  • 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.
  • revegetate sites with native species unless there is no reasonable expectation if natural regeneration.
  • For years, scientists have used various methods to try to revegetate western rangelands overrun by invasive weeds.
  • These areas are either replanted with native vegetation to fit management goals or left to naturally revegetate.
  • Repair any eroded areas, revegetate, and stabilize as needed.
  • The tank will be removed and the disturbed area would be left to revegetate.
  • Once the road cross-section is constructed, revegetate all disturbed areas to reduce the visual size of the road.
British Dictionary definitions for revegetate


(intransitive) (of plants) to grow again and produce new tissue, esp to produce new growth on bare ground
Derived Forms
revegetation, noun
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