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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\

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. 1a :  to subject to spiritual regenerationb :  to change radically and for the better

  7. 2a :  to generate or produce anew; especially :  to replace (a body part) by a new growth of tissueb :  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.

Circa 1525

First Known Use of regenerate

circa 1525


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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: such asa :  an individual who is spiritually rebornb (1) :  an organism that has undergone regeneration (2) :  a regenerated body part

1551

First Known Use of regenerate

1551


REGENERATE Defined for English Language Learners


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regenerate

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verb re·gen·er·ate \ri-ˈje-nə-ˌrāt\

Definition of regenerate for English Language Learners

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

  • : to give new life to (something)


REGENERATE Defined for Kids

regenerate

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verb re·gen·er·ate \ri-ˈje-nə-ˌrāt\

Definition of regenerate for Students

regenerated

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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

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