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regenerative braking

[ ri-jen-er-uh-tiv brey-king ]
/ rɪˈdʒɛn ər ə tɪv ˈbreɪ kɪŋ /
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noun
a braking system that captures the kinetic energy used to stop a vehicle and converts it into electricity to recharge the vehicle's batteries: If a car is expected to usually be used in stop-go driving, the regenerative braking can be very beneficial.
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Origin of regenerative braking

First recorded in 1930–35
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