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[ree-burth, ree-burth] /riˈbɜrθ, ˈriˌbɜrθ/
a new or second birth:
the rebirth of the soul.
a renewed existence, activity, or growth; renaissance or revival:
the rebirth of conservatism.
Origin of rebirth
1830-40; re- + birth Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Hence the Renaissance was not merely a rebirth, as its name might suggest, but a new world culture.

  • It was a hard beginning, but it was a rebirth to a new life.

  • Once that sigh had passed his lips the thing was inevitable, and through the days granted before its rebirth he walked in torment.

    A Diversity of Creatures Rudyard Kipling
  • rebirth in the flesh he offered as a substitute for heaven and hell.

  • Some, however, managed to interest him with remarks about the rebirth of football.

    The Guarded Heights Wadsworth Camp
British Dictionary definitions for rebirth


a revival or renaissance: the rebirth of learning
a second or new birth; reincarnation
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for rebirth

1812, "reincarnation;" 1833, "renewed life or activity," from re- + birth (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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