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Meaning of REGENERATE

Pronunciation:  [adj]ri'jenurit, [v]ri'jenu`reyt, ri'jenurut

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  reformed spiritually or morally; "a regenerate sinner"; "regenerate by redemption from error or decay"
  2. [v]  restore strength; "This food revitalized the patient"
  3. [v]  undergo regeneration
  4. [v]  form or produce anew; "regenerate hatred"
  5. [v]  be formed or shaped anew
  6. [v]  become regenerate
  7. [v]  replace (tissue or a body part) through the formation of new tissue; "The snake regenerated its tail"
  8. [v]  return to life; get or give new life or energy; "The week at the spa restored me"
  9. [v]  bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one; "The Church reformed me"; "reform your conduct"
  10. [v]  amplify (an electron current) by causing part of the power in the output circuit to act upon the input circuit
  11. [v]  re-establish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new; "We renewed our friendship after a hiatus of twenty years"; "They renewed their membership"
 

REGENERATE is a 10 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: born-again, converted, reborn, reclaim, rectify, reformed, rejuvenate, renew, restore, revitalize
 
 Antonyms: unregenerate, unregenerated
 
 See Also: alter, ameliorate, amend, better, change, change, create, form, freshen, freshen up, improve, increase, make, meliorate, modernise, modernize, moralise, moralize, overhaul, reconstruct, re-create, re-create, reform, refresh, refurbish, regenerate, regenerate, reincarnate, rejuvenate, rejuvenate, remold, remould, renew, renovate, replace, restitute, restore, retread, revamp, revitalise, revitalize, revive, saved, see the light, spring, straighten out, take form, take shape

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Re*gen"er*ate\ (-?t), a. [L. regeneratus, p. p. of
    regenerare to regenerate; pref. re- re- + generare to beget.
    See {Generate}.]
    1. Reproduced.
    
             The earthly author of my blood, Whose youthful
             spirit, in me regenerate, Doth with a twofold vigor
             lift me up.                           --Shak.
    
    2. (Theol.) Born anew; become Christian; renovated in heart;
       changed from a natural to a spiritual state.
    
    
    
    
  2. \Re*gen"er*ate\ (r?*j?n"?r*?t), v. t.
    1. To generate or produce anew; to reproduce; to give new
       life, strength, or vigor to.
    
             Through all the soil a genial fferment spreads.
             Regenerates the plauts, and new adorns the meads.
                                                   --Blackmore.
    
    2. (Theol.) To cause to be spiritually born anew; to cause to
       become a Christian; to convert from sin to holiness; to
       implant holy affections in the heart of.
    
    3. Hence, to make a radical change for the better in the
       character or condition of; as, to regenerate society.
    
    
 

 

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