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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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  • Perhaps, he had really died, had drowned and was reborn in a new body?

    Siddhartha Herman Hesse
  • She laughed; a laugh that died and was reborn and died again in a throaty gurgle.

    Garrison's Finish W. B. M. Ferguson
  • They feel themselves "reborn again, along with the human species;" they regard themselves as beings of a new world.

  • It is reborn among us, and it may even be recognised very often in its new abode.

    The Soul of a People H. Fielding
  • The sensations felt as my dead Reason was reborn were delightful.

    A Mind That Found Itself Clifford Whittingham Beers
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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