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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Finding better patient outcomes Passion for better patient outcomes led Dr. Murphy to explore the budding new regenerative medicine practice of stem cell injections. Orthocincy,, "Stem cell injections or knee replacement," 4 June 2018 When decelerating, the propulsion motor acts as a generator to supply electricity to the battery when slowing down, via regenerative braking. Eric Adams, WIRED, "The Crazy, Complicated Engineering Inside Honda's New Clarity Hybrid," 27 Apr. 2018 Bharti, who was not involved in the new study, called it a key step on the road to a treatment for dry macular degeneration and a milestone for regenerative medicine. Melissa Healy,, "This retinal implant may one day cure blindness caused by macular degeneration," 5 Apr. 2018 Transition between regenerative and mechanical braking was noticeable in stop-and-go traffic. star-telegram, "Toyota Camry Hybrid returns for 2018 with the same makeover as the Camry | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 28 Apr. 2018 This is a big step toward regenerative medicine, which can grow spare parts customized for your body. William Saletan, WSJ, "‘She Has Her Mother’s Laugh’ Review: Biology’s Strange New World," 28 June 2018 Maxwell’s start-stop designs have been used by Continental AG, a leading German automotive manufacturer, and Lamborghini has employed Maxwell’s technology for regenerative braking. Rob Nikolewski,, "San Diego's Maxwell Technologies teams with Volvo to phase out gas-powered cars," 11 May 2018 Some areas may get stuck under several regenerative storm cells capable of dropping a lot of rain in a short amount of time. Greg Porter, Washington Post, "PM Update: Scattered showers early, with more widespread rain overnight. Wet start to Monday; some clearing late.," 10 June 2018 Dean Kamen, inventor and businessman best known for his invention of the Segway, on launching a center for regenerative medicine in New Hampshire., "The Bloomberg Baystate Business Hour: Inventors and Fidelity," 1 Aug. 2017

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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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