re·​gen·​er·​a·​tive | \ ri-ˈje-nə-ˌrā-tiv How to pronounce regenerative (audio) , -ˈje-nə-rə-, -ˈjen-rə-\

Definition of regenerative

1 : of, relating to, or marked by regeneration
2 : tending to regenerate

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The company could also play a part in the growing field of regenerative medicine — the replacement or regeneration of human cells, tissues and organs. Laura Garcia,, "San Antonio company at the forefront of stem-cell therapy," 15 Aug. 2019 His business, GC Resolve, offers grassroots education and mobilizes the public to support initiatives including regenerative farming. Taylor Mooney, CBS News, "What is regenerative farming? Experts say it can combat climate change," 28 July 2019 The science for animal production with regenerative agriculture isn’t definitive, however. Tara Duggan,, "Can chicken fight climate change? Blue Apron founder’s new company bets on carbon-friendly chicken," 4 June 2019 Their leisure was regenerative because it was woven of intentional activity, stimulating the mind and the spirit. Clive Thompson, WIRED, "Why You Should Slack Off to Get Some Work Done," 16 June 2018 But one of the more remarkable aspects of the regenerative-agriculture movement is that it has been driven largely by farmers themselves. Moises Velasquez-manoff, New York Times, "Can Dirt Save the Earth?," 18 Apr. 2018 The practice of regenerative medicine such that the negative medical consequences of biological aging cease to exist., "What should our next moonshot be?," 25 July 2019 Through a process called regenerative braking, the eDumper's electric motor goes into reverse when the driver hits the brake pads, releasing electricity that can be stored and returned to the battery. Ben Morse, CNN, "Jump aboard the eDumper, the world's largest electric vehicle," 16 July 2019 This same pedal movement also activates the regenerative braking function to slow the bike down. Thomas Ricker, The Verge, "Byar Volta is a shaft-driven e-bike that might never need charging," 17 July 2019

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First Known Use of regenerative

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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re·​gen·​er·​a·​tive | \ ri-ˈjen-ə-ˌrāt-iv, -ˈjen-(ə-)rət- How to pronounce regenerative (audio) \

Medical Definition of regenerative

1 : of, relating to, or marked by regeneration
2 : tending to regenerate

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