regenerate

[v. ri-jen-uh-reyt; adj. ri-jen-er-it] /v. rɪˈdʒɛn əˌreɪt; adj. rɪˈdʒɛn ər ɪt/
verb (used with object), regenerated, regenerating.
1.
to effect a complete moral reform in.
2.
to re-create, reconstitute, or make over, especially in a better form or condition.
3.
to revive or produce anew; bring into existence again.
4.
Biology. to renew or restore (a lost, removed, or injured part).
5.
Physics. to restore (a substance) to a favorable state or physical condition.
6.
Electronics. to magnify the amplification of, by relaying part of the output circuit power into the input circuit.
7.
Theology. to cause to be born again spiritually.
verb (used without object), regenerated, regenerating.
8.
to come into existence or be formed again.
9.
to reform; become regenerate.
10.
to produce a regenerative effect.
11.
to undergo regeneration.
adjective
12.
reconstituted or made over in a better form.
13.
14.
Theology. born again spiritually.
Origin
1425–75; late Middle English (adj.) < Latin regenerātus, past participle of regenerāre to bring forth again, equivalent to re- re- + generātus; see generate
Related forms
regenerable, adjective
regenerateness, noun
nonregenerate, adjective
nonregenerating, adjective
unregenerable, adjective
unregenerating, adjective
Synonyms
1. reform, redeem, uplift.
British Dictionary definitions for re generate
regenerate
 
vb
1.  to undergo or cause to undergo moral, spiritual, or physical renewal or invigoration
2.  to form or be formed again; come or bring into existence once again
3.  to replace (lost or damaged tissues or organs) by new growth, or to cause (such tissues) to be replaced
4.  chem to restore or be restored to an original physical or chemical state
5.  (tr) electronics (in a digital system) to reshape (distorted incoming pulses) for onward transmission
 
adj
6.  morally, spiritually, or physically renewed or reborn; restored or refreshed
 
re'generable
 
adj
 
re'generacy
 
n
 
re'generative
 
adj
 
re'generatively
 
adv
 
re'generator
 
n

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