Definition of regenerate
1 : formed or created again
2 : spiritually reborn or converted
3 : restored to a better, higher, or more worthy state
Origin and Etymology of regenerate
Middle English regenerat, from Latin regeneratus, past participle of regenerare to regenerate, from re- + generare to beget — more at generate
First Known Use: 15th century
Simple Definition of regenerate
biology : to grow again after being lost, damaged, etc.
: to give new life to (something)
Full Definition of regenerate
1 : to become formed again
2 : to become regenerate : reform
3 : to undergo regeneration
1 a : to subject to spiritual regeneration b : to change radically and for the better
2 a : to generate or produce anew; especially : to replace (a body part) by a new growth of tissue b : to produce again chemically sometimes in a physically changed form
3 : to restore to original strength or properties
regenerableplay \-ˈje-nə-rə-bəl, -ˈjen-rə-\ adjective
Examples of regenerate in a sentence
The lizard's tail can regenerate.
The lizard is able to regenerate its tail.
The tissue cells can regenerate themselves.
First Known Use of regenerate
Rhymes with regenerate
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First Known Use of regenerate
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Definition of regenerate for Students
: to grow (as a lost body part) once more
Medical Definition of regenerate
intransitive verb: to become formed again
2: to undergo regeneration <the human bladder and liver can regenerate when injured>
transitive verb: to generate or produce anew; especially : to replace (a body part) by a new growth of tissue
2: to produce again chemically sometimes in a physically changed form
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