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regenerative

[ri-jen-er-uh-tiv, -uh-rey-tiv] /rɪˈdʒɛn ər ə tɪv, -əˌreɪ tɪv/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or characterized by regeneration.
2.
tending to regenerate.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin regenerātīvus. See regenerate, -ive
Related forms
regeneratively, adverb
nonregenerative, adjective
nonregeneratively, adverb
unregenerative, adjective
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Word Origin and History for re generative

regenerative

adj.

late 14c., from Old French regeneratif or directly from Medieval Latin regenerativus, from regeneratus, past participle of regenerare "bring forth again" (see regeneration).

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