regenerate

[ 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.

verb (used without object), re·gen·er·at·ed, re·gen·er·at·ing.

adjective

Origin of regenerate

1425–75; late Middle English (adj.) < Latin regenerātus, past participle of regenerāre to bring forth again, equivalent to re- re- + generātus; see generate

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British Dictionary definitions for regenerate

regenerate

verb (rɪˈdʒɛnəˌreɪt)

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

adjective (rɪˈdʒɛnərɪt)

morally, spiritually, or physically renewed or reborn; restored or refreshed

Derived forms of regenerate

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