re·​gen·​er·​a·​tor | \ ri-ˈje-nə-ˌrā-tər \

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

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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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