- 1[transitive] regenerate something to make an area, institution, etc. develop and grow strong again The money will be used to regenerate the commercial heart of the town.
- 2[intransitive, transitive] (biology) to grow again; to make something grow again Once destroyed, brain cells do not regenerate. regenerate something/itself If the woodland is left alone, it will regenerate itself in a few years.
NAmE//rɪˈdʒɛnəˌreɪt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they regenerate
he / she / it regenerates
past simple regenerated
-ing form regenerating
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NAmE//rɪˌdʒɛnəˈreɪʃn//, NAmE//ˌriˌdʒɛnəˈreɪʃn//noun [uncountable] economic regeneration the regeneration of cells in the body
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NAmE//rɪˈdʒɛnərət̮ɪv//, NAmE//rɪˈdʒɛnəˌreɪt̮ɪv//adjective the regenerative powers of nature