Definition of rewild in English:

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Pronunciation: /riːˈwʌɪld/


[with object]
Restore (an area of land) to its natural uncultivated state (used especially with reference to the reintroduction of species of wild animal that have been driven out or exterminated): talk of rewilding North America gives some people nightmares of wolves running through the streets of Chicago and of grizzlies in LA
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  • Militants vow not just to end pollution but to take back and "rewild" one third of the United States.
  • In its quest to "rewild" North America by creating a network of protected wilderness landscapes, it contends that the earth is in the midst of "the sixth great extinction" - the first species die-off to occur at the hands of humans.
  • This is the world we got when we chose, incrementally in a million fits and starts, to "rewild" our continent because we finally realized that natural biological systems which include us are invaluable and irreplaceable.

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