re·​gen·​er·​a·​tor | \ ri-ˈje-nə-ˌrā-tər How to pronounce regenerator (audio) \

Definition of regenerator

1 : one that regenerates
2 : a device used especially with hot-air engines or gas furnaces in which incoming air or gas is heated by contact with masses (as of brick) previously heated by outgoing hot air or gas

Examples of regenerator in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Way back in our evolutionary past, the common ancestors of people and salamanders could have been regenerators, since at least one distant relative of modern-day salamanders could do it. Amber Dance, Smithsonian Magazine, "Some Salamanders Can Regrow Lost Body Parts. Could Humans One Day Do the Same?," 31 Jan. 2020 Invaders and regenerators Indigenous to the eastern United States, the eastern gray squirrel was eradicated from New York City sometime before the 1840s, and was later reintroduced to American cities in the mid-19th century. Kaitlyn Schwalje, National Geographic, "How many squirrels live in NYC’s Central Park? We finally have the answer.," 20 June 2019 The animals are crucial players in their environments, both as food for predators and regenerators of their home forests. Christine Dell'amore, National Geographic, "Meet the critically endangered pig with a rockstar mohawk," 22 Apr. 2019 If only the media had a roast chicken collusion regenerator. Fox News, "Gutfeld: Laurel or Yanny is greatest metaphor for media bias," 20 May 2018 That solution is pumped to a regenerator, or stripper, which heats the amine and releases the CO2. John Schwartz, New York Times, "Short Answers to Hard Questions About Clean Coal Technology," 2 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of regenerator

1538, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Regenerator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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