regenerative

adjective

re·​gen·​er·​a·​tive ri-ˈje-nə-ˌrā-tiv How to pronounce regenerative (audio)
-ˈje-nə-rə-,
-ˈjen-rə-
1
: of, relating to, or marked by regeneration
2
: tending to regenerate

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web On the other hand, regenerative soil stays put to complement the ecosystem. Danielle Bernabe, Fortune, 11 Nov. 2022 Also available are amenities by the Mexican skincare brand For All Folks made from calendula, an ancient plant used by the Maya for its regenerative and therapeutic properties. Michaela Trimble, Vogue, 21 Oct. 2022 Stay for the cuddly regenerative wool, AKA a fabrication that's one of the softest and most eco-conscious in the knitwear game right now. Halie Lesavage, Harper's BAZAAR, 21 Oct. 2022 Four-cylinder engine gets shouty at higher revs, not a sporting bone in its unibody, clumsy handoff from regenerative to mechanical braking. Greg Fink, Car and Driver, 12 Oct. 2022 That is about ten times the rate at which SOC is usually increased using organic fertilizers and other regenerative farming techniques. Erik Kobayashi-solomon, Forbes, 10 Oct. 2022 Like her father, Elsa’s connection to her bloodgem grants her superhuman abilities and regenerative powers. Milan Polk, Men's Health, 7 Oct. 2022 Another key ingredient in this clarifying toner is cica, a regenerative plant extract, and hyaluronic acid to round out the formula on a skin-plumping note. Alyssa Brascia, Peoplemag, 3 Oct. 2022 Former presidential candidate Tom Steyer has been doing regenerative grazing on his California cattle ranch since 2011 and getting great results in terms of biodiversity and water infiltration, but carbon stocks haven’t increased. Tamar Haspel, Washington Post, 3 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of regenerative was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Regenerative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/regenerative. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

regenerative

adjective

re·​gen·​er·​a·​tive ri-ˈjen-ə-ˌrāt-iv How to pronounce regenerative (audio)
1
: of, relating to, or marked by regeneration
2
: tending to regenerate

Medical Definition

regenerative

adjective

re·​gen·​er·​a·​tive ri-ˈjen-ə-ˌrāt-iv, -ˈjen-(ə-)rət- How to pronounce regenerative (audio)
1
: of, relating to, or marked by regeneration
2
: tending to regenerate

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