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- regen (abbreviation)
Audio (Mid-Atlantic) (file)
- (transitive) To construct or create anew, especially in an improved manner.
- (transitive) To revitalize.
- (transitive, biology) To replace lost or damaged tissue.
- (intransitive) To become reconstructed.
- (intransitive) To undergo a spiritual rebirth.
- (intransitive) Of a water softener: to flush out the minerals extracted from the water supply.
to construct or create anew, especially in an improved manner
to revitalize — See also translations at revitalize
to replace lost or damaged tissue
regenerate (not comparable)
- Spiritually reborn.
- (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: […] 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.
regenerate (plural regenerates)
- One who is spiritually reborn.
- present adverbial passive participle of regeneri
- adverbial present passive participle of regenerar
- (Classical) IPA(key): /re.ɡe.neˈraː.te/, [rɛɡɛnɛˈräːt̪ɛ]
- (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /re.d͡ʒe.neˈra.te/, [red͡ʒeneˈräːt̪e]