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[ri-jen-er-uh-tiv, -uh-rey-tiv] /rɪˈdʒɛn ər ə tɪv, -əˌreɪ tɪv/
of, relating to, or characterized by regeneration.
tending to regenerate.
Origin of regenerative
1350-1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin regenerātīvus. See regenerate, -ive
Related forms
regeneratively, adverb
nonregenerative, adjective
nonregeneratively, adverb
unregenerative, adjective Unabridged
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  • It would be the dawn of a new era of regenerative medicine, one of the holy grails of modern biology.
  • However, various obstacles must be overcome before it can be applied for development of new drugs and regenerative medicine.
  • Even energy loss due to braking can be reduced via regenerative braking.
  • The other paddle, meanwhile, modulates the effect of regenerative braking.
  • Nerves may be responsible for the release of growth factors or chemotactic agents necessary for the regenerative process.
  • One of the goals of regenerative medicine is to make tissue to replace our own damaged body parts.
  • The price of regenerative energies will continue to fall, while the price of conventional energy sources will only rise.
  • regenerative healing is interesting and any such research is valuable to future civilization.
  • These new batteries are perfect for truck and train regenerative breaking.
  • The regenerative braking system on the hybrid vehicles make the car slow faster than expected.
Word Origin and History for regenerative

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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