Definition of recolonize in English:

recolonize

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • (chiefly of a plant or animal species) colonize (a region or habitat) again.

    • ‘Some sturgeon survive in the rivers of the Northeast, where they have recolonized the Hudson.’
    • ‘Beavers can rapidly colonize excellent habitat or recolonize habitat where beavers have been removed.’
    • ‘The drive to recolonise Africa is also reviving old colonial-era regions.’
    • ‘It was subsequently recolonized by animals and plants in an evolutionary process that has been watched quite carefully.’
    • ‘Areas cleared of rhododendrons will be recolonised with plants such as bluebells, wood sorrel and honeysuckle.’
    • ‘Finally, mangrove vegetation recolonized the area and the overlying soil developed.’
    • ‘About 15,000 years ago, they began to recolonize all temperate areas and some species have only recently reached their modern range limits.’
    • ‘Many species of birds are also recolonising Handa.’
    • ‘Elsewhere in North America during the past two decades, the raven has recolonized portions of its former range and increased in abundance.’
    • ‘After each volcanic eruption, the volcanic texture of the ash would have been obliterated when the swamp plants recolonized the ash, turning it into soil.’
    • ‘The British troops were seen, rightly as it turned out, to be the advance guard of a Dutch attempt to recolonise Indonesia.’
    • ‘Wood can also provide scratching posts for wombats and protects seeds and seedlings of other plants, which can then recolonise an area.’
    • ‘When the settlers moved to Pennsylvania and Ohio, the birds could still live in Kentucky or Arkansas - and might even start recolonizing the forests that returned to the farmed-out regions of New England.’
    • ‘This week he looks at the aftermath of the Ice Age, which saw the land recolonised by flora and fauna.’
    • ‘It is morally wrong for western powers to recolonise territory in this way, and their soldiers should refuse to engage in a war of recolonisation.’
    • ‘When sites are recolonized, populations are founded by a very limited number of genotypes.’
    • ‘He has spent the past few years among a strange subculture of hunters and outdoorsmen who truly believe, contrary to the stance of state and federal wildlife managers, that cougars have begun to recolonize the East.’
    • ‘Results of the recolonization experiment hinted that corridors may potentially influence the rate at which certain insect species recolonize grassland fragments.’
    • ‘Following this protection, otters from 11 populations gradually recovered and recolonized their former range in southwest Alaska and some other portions of their historic range.’
    • ‘On land, the evidence for a dramatic increase in fern species just above the boundary suggests the presence of wildfires, for ferns are usually the first plants to recolonize an area devastated in this fashion.’

Pronunciation

recolonize

/riˈkɑləˌnaɪz//rēˈkäləˌnīz/