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Adjective: regenerate  ri'je-nu,reyt
  1. Reformed spiritually or morally
    "a regenerate sinner"; "regenerate by redemption from error or decay"
Verb: regenerate  ri'je-nu,reyt
  1. Reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new
    "We regenerated our friendship after a hiatus of twenty years";
    - renew
     
  2. Amplify (an electron current) by causing part of the power in the output circuit to act upon the input circuit
     
  3. Bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one
    - reform, reclaim, rectify
     
  4. Return to life; get or give new life or energy
    - restore, rejuvenate
     
  5. Replace (tissue or a body part) through the formation of new tissue
    "The snake regenerated its tail"
     
  6. Be formed or shaped anew
     
  7. Form or produce anew
    "regenerate hatred"
     
  8. Undergo regeneration
     
  9. Restore strength
    - revitalize, revitalise [Brit]

Derived forms: regenerates, regenerated, regenerating

See also: born-again, converted, reborn, reformed, regenerating, saved

Type of: alter, ameliorate, amend, better, change, create, form, improve, increase, make, meliorate, mend, modify, re-create, spring, take form, take shape

Antonym: unregenerate

Encyclopedia: Regenerate