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rebirth

[ree-burth, ree-burth] /riˈbɜrθ, ˈriˌbɜrθ/
noun
1.
a new or second birth:
the rebirth of the soul.
2.
a renewed existence, activity, or growth; renaissance or revival:
the rebirth of conservatism.
Origin of rebirth
1830-1840
First recorded in 1830-40; re- + birth
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rebirth

/riːˈbɜːθ/
noun
1.
a revival or renaissance: the rebirth of learning
2.
a second or new birth; reincarnation
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Word Origin and History for rebirth
n.

1812, "reincarnation;" 1833, "renewed life or activity," from re- + birth (n.).

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