verb (used with object), regenerated, regenerating.
to effect a complete moral reform in.
to re-create, reconstitute, or make over, especially in a better form or condition.
to revive or produce anew; bring into existence again.
Biology. to renew or restore (a lost, removed, or injured part).
Physics. to restore (a substance) to a favorable state or physical condition.
Electronics. to magnify the amplification of, by relaying part of the output circuit power into the input circuit.
Theology. to cause to be born again spiritually.
verb (used without object), regenerated, regenerating.
to come into existence or be formed again.
to reform; become regenerate.
to produce a regenerative effect.
reconstituted or made over in a better form.
Theology. born again spiritually.
Origin: 1425–75; late Middle English Related forms
(adj.) < Latin regenerātus,
past participle of regenerāre
to bring forth again, equivalent to re- re-
1. reform, redeem, uplift.