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Definition of regenerate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    regenerate

     verb
    verb
    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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  1. 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. 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.
regeneration
 
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NAmE//rɪˌdʒɛnəˈreɪʃn//
 
, NAmE//ˌriˌdʒɛnəˈreɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable] economic regeneration the regeneration of cells in the body
regenerative
 
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NAmE//rɪˈdʒɛnərət̮ɪv//
 
, NAmE//rɪˈdʒɛnəˌreɪt̮ɪv//
 
adjective the regenerative powers of nature
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: regenerate