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  1. having undergone rebirth.

Origin of reborn

First recorded in 1590–1600; re- + born
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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.

  • 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</p>

    Irvin S. Cobb

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

British Dictionary definitions for reborn


  1. born or as if born again, esp in having undergone spiritual regeneration
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for reborn


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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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