re·​gen·​er·​a·​tive | \ ri-ˈje-nə-ˌrā-tiv , -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 regenerative braking system — which uses the electric motor to slow the car down and return energy to the battery when the accelerator is released — makes for almost one-pedal driving. Charles Fleming,, "2018 Smart ForTwo Electric: The world's cutest convertible," 9 Feb. 2018 Audi says the e-tron's regenerative braking is best in class, and together with the aforementioned heat pump, the car maker seems to be taking real-world range issues seriously. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "The coolest tech in Audi’s new e-tron electric SUV is banned in the US," 18 Sep. 2018 With the regenerative braking, removing your foot from the accelerator turns your motors into generators, pulling power from the wheels’ rotation and storing that energy back in the battery. Alexander George, Popular Mechanics, "My 72 Hours With the Tesla Model 3 Performance Edition," 13 Sep. 2018 One-pedal driving enables the regenerative braking system. Robert Duffer,, "2017 Chevy Bolt is a good car with great implications," 22 May 2017 Using the brake pedal also slows you via regenerative braking, in this case by up to 0.3G. Backing up the regen are some hefty friction brake discs, six-piston 14.8-inch (375mm) ones at the front and single-piston, 13.8-inch (350mm) at the rear. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "We’ve driven Audi’s first proper electric car, the 2019 e-tron SUV," 7 Dec. 2018 Like the Boosted Boards, the Evolve Bamboo GTX has regenerative braking — slowing down charges the battery, slowly — which keeps the battery charged for longer periods of time. Stefan Etienne, The Verge, "Evolve Bamboo GTX electric skateboard review: too fast, too furious," 31 Oct. 2018 Lots of cars use regenerative braking, but few so aggressively. Andrew Moseman, Popular Mechanics, "The 10 Hardest Things To Get Used to on the Tesla Model 3," 10 Oct. 2018 Then in August, the brand unveiled its Clean Silk collection, another eco-friendly effort working towards growing all silk through regenerative farming, eventually dyeing and washing it with 100% recycled water and 100% renewable energy. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Everlane Debuts New Collection Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles," 25 Oct. 2018

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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- \

Medical Definition of regenerative

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

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