verb (used with object)

  1. to plant again.
  2. to cover again with plants, sow with seeds, etc.: After the drought, we had to replant the south lawn.
  3. to transfer (a plant) from one soil or container to another.
  4. Surgery. to reattach, as a severed arm, finger, or toe, especially with the use of microsurgery to reconnect nerves and blood vessels.

verb (tr)

  1. to plant againshe replanted the bulbs that the dog had dug up
  2. to reattach (a severed limb or part) by surgery

1570s, from re- “back, again” + plant (v.). Related: Replanted; replanting.


  1. To reattach an organ, limb, or other body part surgically to the original site.


  1. An organ, limb, or body part that has been replanted.

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