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

Examples of regenerative in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The motor should also charge pretty quickly, thanks to a 3.7-kW on-board AC charger and four levels of regenerative braking. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 1 Sep. 2021 Get more out of fruits and vegetables, quite literally, with a regenerative agriculture CSA. Mackenzie Wagone, Vogue, 1 Sep. 2021 That motor runs off a supercapicitor, which can recharge faster through regenerative braking and dump its energy more rapidly than a standard battery. Popular Mechanics, 15 Aug. 2021 The outdoor dining experience incorporates wine and cocktail pairings, farm tours, live music and discussions on sustainable food culture and regenerative farming. Jean Trinh, Los Angeles Times, 14 July 2021 Arizona Muse sees a solution to climate change in regenerative farming, which inspired her charity campaign, Dirt. Sabrina Park, Harper's BAZAAR, 7 July 2021 To aid their efforts, the Nature Conservancy launched an experimental kelp farm in April with GreenWave, an organization that specializes in regenerative ocean farming. Lucy Sherriff, Anchorage Daily News, 6 July 2021 The burgeoning concept of regenerative ocean farming was developed and named by Bren Smith, a Canadian commercial fisherman turned ocean farmer. Shelby Vittek, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 July 2021 Pioneering growers like Doug Fine, Manny Alvarez and Terry Sardinas are paving the way in cannabis and hemp regenerative farming, while teaching others how to do this kind of agriculture. Andrew Deangelo, Forbes, 22 June 2021

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First Known Use of regenerative

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Regenerative.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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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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