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revegetate

[ree-vej-i-teyt] /riˈvɛdʒ ɪˌteɪt/
verb (used with object), revegetated, revegetating.
1.
to cause vegetation to grow again on:
to revegetate eroded lands.
verb (used without object), revegetated, revegetating.
2.
to grow again, as plants.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70; re- + vegetate
Related forms
revegetation, noun
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  • 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

revegetate

/riːˈvɛdʒɪˌteɪt/
verb
1.
(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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