- to effect a complete moral reform in.
- to re-create, reconstitute, or make over, especially in a better form or condition.
- to revive or produce anew; bring into existence again.
- Biology. to renew or restore (a lost, removed, or injured part).
- Physics. to restore (a substance) to a favorable state or physical condition.
- Electronics. to magnify the amplification of, by relaying part of the output circuit power into the input circuit.
- Theology. to cause to be born again spiritually.
- to come into existence or be formed again.
- to reform; become regenerate.
- to produce a regenerative effect.
- to undergo regeneration.
- reconstituted or made over in a better form.
- Theology. born again spiritually.
Origin of regenerate
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Examples from the Web for regenerate
That class of people has the natural tendency to regenerate according to Bellow.Get Elected, Get Your Kids Rich: Washington Is Spoiled Rotten
February 27, 2014
It began to regenerate as soon as American forces left Iraq.Al Qaeda Is Back
July 26, 2013
And the baddies, who light up, regenerate body parts, and occasionally overheat and explode, are pretty silly.‘Iron Man 3,’ Starring Robert Downey Jr., Is Loud, Quippy, Ridiculous Fun
May 1, 2013
That kind of browsing was a purely visual experience that usually cleared my mind, allowing it to regenerate.The Bag Lady Papers, Part VIII
June 28, 2009
And the Irish people must be allowed to regenerate themselves.Ireland as It Is
Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
"You say you're regenerated—go ahead and regenerate the church," he said.Wayside Courtships
When God wants to regenerate the world, He begins with the family.The Master-Knot of Human Fate
It is something that was born into the world, not to please it but to regenerate it.America First
He made the moth his starting-point in seeking to regenerate the race.Fragments of science, V. 1-2
- to undergo or cause to undergo moral, spiritual, or physical renewal or invigoration
- to form or be formed again; come or bring into existence once again
- to replace (lost or damaged tissues or organs) by new growth, or to cause (such tissues) to be replaced
- chem to restore or be restored to an original physical or chemical state
- (tr) electronics (in a digital system) to reshape (distorted incoming pulses) for onward transmission
- morally, spiritually, or physically renewed or reborn; restored or refreshed
Word Origin and History for regenerate
mid-15c., from Latin regeneratus, past participle of regenerare "bring forth again" (see regeneration).
1550s, back-formation from regeneration or else from Latin regeneratus, past participle of regenerare "bring forth again" (see regeneration). Originally religious; of body parts from 1590s. Related: Regenerated; regenerating. Replaced earlier regeneren (c.1400), from Old French regenerer.