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Word of the Day 10/22/18 Rewild

Rewild (verb)
rewild [ree-wahyld]


verb (used with object)
1. to introduce (animals or plants) to their original habitat or to a habitat similar to their natural one: proposals to rewild elephants to the American plains.
2. to return (land) to a more natural state: rewilding an unpopulated island for use as an animal preserve.

verb (used without object)
3. to introduce living organisms to a habitat.
4. to return land to a less developed state.


Origin: First recorded in 1980–85; re- + wild

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