• IPA: /ɹiːˈdʒɛnəɹeɪt/

regenerate (regenerates, present participle regenerating; past and past participle regenerated)

  1. (transitive) To construct or create anew, especially in an improved manner.
  2. (transitive) To revitalize.
  3. (transitive, biology) To replace lost or damaged tissue.
  4. (intransitive) To become reconstructed.
  5. (intransitive) To undergo a spiritual rebirth.
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regenerate (not comparable)

  1. Spiritually reborn.
  2. (obsolete) Reproduced.
    • 1595 December 9 (first known performance)​, William Shakespeare, “The life and death of King Richard the Second”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act I, scene iii]:
      The earthly author of my blood, / Whose youthful spirit, in me regenerate, / Doth with a twofold vigour lift me up.

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