regenerate

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin regenerātus, perfect participle of regenerō.

Verb[edit]

regenerate (third-person singular simple present regenerates, present participle regenerating, simple 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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Adjective[edit]

regenerate (not comparable)

  1. Spiritually reborn.
  2. (obsolete) Reproduced.
    • Shakespeare
      The earthly author of my blood, / Whose youthful spirit, in me regenerate, / Doth with a twofold vigour lift me up.

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

regenerāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of regenerō