Definition of recolonize in English:

recolonize

Line breaks: re|col¦on|ize
Pronunciation: /riːˈkɒlənʌɪz
 
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(also recolonise)

verb

[with object]
(Chiefly of a plant or animal species) colonize (a region or habitat) again: a setback to the peregrine’s attempts to recolonize this part of Scotland
More example sentences
  • This week he looks at the aftermath of the Ice Age, which saw the land recolonised by flora and fauna.
  • Beavers can rapidly colonize excellent habitat or recolonize habitat where beavers have been removed.
  • It was subsequently recolonized by animals and plants in an evolutionary process that has been watched quite carefully.

Derivatives

recolonization

Pronunciation: /-ˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
More example sentences
  • Participants allow the recolonization of the gray wolf on their private lands and will not use lethal controls on coyotes, wolves and other predators.
  • These facts suggest that the availability of nesting sites and food are not limiting factors to raven recolonization of the region.
  • Ecological theory predicts that isolated habitat patches will experience greater rates of species loss and lower rates of recolonization compared to less isolated habitats.

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