[ ree-burth, ree-burth ]
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  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.

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Origin of rebirth

First recorded in 1830–40; re- + birth

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British Dictionary definitions for rebirth


/ (riːˈbɜːθ) /

  1. a revival or renaissance: the rebirth of learning

  2. a second or new birth; reincarnation

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