Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To cause (eroded land, for example) to bear a new cover of vegetation.
  • intransitive v. To bear a new cover of vegetation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To become recolonized by plants
  • v. To vegetate again (in all senses)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To vegetate anew.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To become green again.

Etymologies

re- +‎ vegetate (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Yet refuge personnel have been unrelentingly doing all they can to help revegetate the remaining islands, with good results: brown pelicans and other birds have returned to nest successfully in recent years.

    Jamie Rappaport Clark: Coastal Refuges Face Destruction

  • Yet refuge personnel have been tirelessly working to revegetate the remaining islands.

    Jamie Rappaport Clark: Gulf Disaster Shows Drilling Is Too Dangerous

  • White fir is used to revegetate disturbed forest sites where it naturally occurs.

    White fir

  • And while tar sands miners are required to completely restore and revegetate sites, little has been done.

    Bob Dinneen: When It Comes to Land Use Change -- Look at Oil

  • Hydrologic disturbances may occur on Reserve lands in the following forms, and may require listed action for restoration; four wheel drive, or woods roads; removal and restoration; removal of fill from stabilized or improved roads; closing unnecessary footpaths; filling and revegetating unnecessary ponds, or managing those ponds as natural waterbodies where beneficial; remove and allow drainage ditches to revegetate and restore old fire plowlines; and filling and replanting borrow pits.

    Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, Florida

  • In response to this the Ord River Regeneration Reserve was established to limit stock numbers and revegetate bare land.

    Purnululu National Park, Australia

  • Fields are usually left idle after short periods of cultivation to revegetate (usually 1-2 years).

    Water profile of Ethiopia

  • Its site is a former naval dumping ground, so the project aims to revegetate the site, and enable it to utilize all stormwater.

    “What Makes it Green?” 2008 Winners

  • The 1,260-acre Homewood Mountain Resort, for example, has been working since 2006 to revegetate old roads and ski trails, coat forest floors with chipped wood and pump runoff back up the mountain.

    Lake Tahoe's Moment of Clarity:

  • And we'll work with the legislator and we'll work with the city officials and with the city of Los Angeles and the people of Los Angeles to find resources from our recently passed bonds and other sources to prevent flooding, revegetate the hillside and restore this great, great nursery.

    CNN Transcript May 11, 2007

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