[ ree-geyn ]
/ riˈgeɪn /
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verb (used with object)

to get again; recover: to regain one's health.
to succeed in reaching again; get back to: to regain the shore.


(in a moisture-free fabric) the percentage of the weight that represents the amount of moisture the material is expected to absorb under normal conditions.



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Origin of regain

First recorded in 1540–50; re- + gain1
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British Dictionary definitions for regain


verb (rɪˈɡeɪn) (tr)

to take or get back; recover
to reach again

noun (ˈriːˌɡeɪn)

the process of getting something back, esp lost weightthis regain was inevitable
regainable, adjectiveregainer, noun
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