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rebirth

[ree-burth, ree-burth]
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noun
  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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recoveryrevivalrenewalrenaissancerestorationrejuvenationcomebackrehabilitationregenerationresurrectionreincarnationawakeningmetempsychosisrenascencerevivificationtransmigrationreawakening

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rebirth

noun
  1. a revival or renaissancethe rebirth of learning
  2. a second or new birth; reincarnation
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Word Origin and History for rebirth

n.

1812, "reincarnation;" 1833, "renewed life or activity," from re- + birth (n.).

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