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[ree-bawrn] /riˈbɔrn/
having undergone rebirth.
Origin of reborn
First recorded in 1590-1600; re- + born Unabridged
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  • She laughed; a laugh that died and was reborn and died again in a throaty gurgle.

    Garrison's Finish W. B. M. Ferguson
  • It is reborn among us, and it may even be recognised very often in its new abode.

    The Soul of a People H. Fielding
  • Epimenides himself was reborn in Scotus, or rather, Epimenides was Scotus's prototype.

  • It was as he had borne testimony—a life had been reborn before his eyes.

    Sundry Accounts

    Irvin S. Cobb
  • He had been reborn, of necessity, for he was nearly down to his last penny.

    The Music Master

    Charles Klein
British Dictionary definitions for reborn


born or as if born again, esp in having undergone spiritual regeneration
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Word Origin and History for reborn

1590s, from re- "back, again" + born.

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