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rebirth

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noun re·birth \(ˌ)rē-ˈbərth, ˈrē-ˌ\

Simple Definition of rebirth

  • : a period in which something becomes popular again after a long period of time when it was not popular

  • : a period of new life, growth, or activity

Full Definition of rebirth

  1. 1 a :  a new or second birth :  metempsychosis b :  spiritual regeneration

  2. 2 :  renaissance, revival <a rebirth of nationalism>

Examples of rebirth

  1. the natural cycle of birth, death, and rebirth in plants

  2. <a renewed interest in long-playing records led to the rebirth of the turntable among audiophiles>



1837

First Known Use of rebirth

1837



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