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regenerate

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adjective re·gen·er·ate \-rət\

Definition of regenerate

  1. 1 :  formed or created again

  2. 2 :  spiritually reborn or converted

  3. 3 :  restored to a better, higher, or more worthy state

regenerately

adverb

regenerateness

noun


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


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regenerate

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verb re·gen·er·ate \ri-ˈje-nə-ˌrāt\

Simple Definition of regenerate

  • biology : to grow again after being lost, damaged, etc.

  • : to give new life to (something)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of regenerate

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to become formed again

  3. 2 :  to become regenerate :  reform

  4. 3 :  to undergo regeneration

  5. transitive verb
  6. 1 a :  to subject to spiritual regeneration b :  to change radically and for the better

  7. 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

  8. 3 :  to restore to original strength or properties

regenerable

play \-ˈje-nə-rə-bəl, -ˈjen-rə-\ adjective

Examples of regenerate in a sentence

  1. The lizard's tail can regenerate.

  2. The lizard is able to regenerate its tail.

  3. The tissue cells can regenerate themselves.



1541

First Known Use of regenerate

1541


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regenerate

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noun re·gen·er·ate \same as 1\

Definition of regenerate

  1. :  one that is regenerated: as a :  an individual who is spiritually reborn b (1) :  an organism that has undergone regeneration (2) :  a regenerated body part



Circa 1569

First Known Use of regenerate

circa 1569


REGENERATE Defined for Kids

regenerate

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verb re·gen·er·ate \ri-ˈje-nə-ˌrāt\

Definition of regenerate for Students

regenerated

regenerating

  1. :  to grow (as a lost body part) once more




Medical Dictionary

regenerate

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verb re·gen·er·ate \ri-ˈjen-ə-ˌrāt\

Medical Definition of regenerate

regenerated

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regenerating

  1. 1

  2. intransitive verb

  3. :  to become formed again

  4. 2:  to undergo regeneration <the human bladder and liver can regenerate when injured>

  5. 1

  6. transitive verb

  7. :  to generate or produce anew; especially :  to replace (a body part) by a new growth of tissue

  8. 2:  to produce again chemically sometimes in a physically changed form

regenerable

\-ˈjen-(ə-)rə-bəl\play adjective




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