[ verb ri-jen-uh-reyt; adjective ri-jen-er-it ]
/ verb rɪˈdʒɛn əˌreɪt; adjective rɪˈdʒɛn ər ɪt /
verb (used with object), re·gen·er·at·ed, re·gen·er·at·ing.
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.
verb (used without object), re·gen·er·at·ed, re·gen·er·at·ing.
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
OTHER WORDS FROM regenerate
re·gen·er·a·ble, adjectivere·gen·er·ate·ness, nounnon·re·gen·er·ate, adjectivenon·re·gen·er·at·ing, adjective
un·re·gen·er·a·ble, adjectiveun·re·gen·er·at·ing, adjective
Words nearby regenerate
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British Dictionary definitions for regenerable
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
Derived forms of regenerate
regenerable, adjectiveregeneracy, nounregenerative, adjectiveregeneratively, adverb
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