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re·gen·er·ate

 (rĭ-jĕn′ə-rāt′)
v. re·gen·er·at·ed, re·gen·er·at·ing, re·gen·er·ates
v.tr.
1. Biology To replace (a lost or damaged organ or part) by the formation of new tissue.
2. To form, construct, or create anew: Any part of the hologram can be used to regenerate the whole image.
3. To give new life or energy to; revitalize: a new book to regenerate the flagging interest of his readers.
4. To reform spiritually or morally: "The sacraments come from God and regenerate the person" (Radclyffe Hall).
v.intr.
1. To effect regeneration: Can the damaged nerves regenerate?
2. To become formed or constructed again.
3. To undergo spiritual conversion or rebirth; reform.
adj. (-ər-ĭt)
1. Spiritually or morally reformed.
2. Formed by regeneration: regenerate tissue.

[Latin regenerāre, regenerāt-, to reproduce : re-, re- + generāre, to beget; see generate.]

re·gen′er·a·ble (-ər-ə-bəl) adj.
re·gen′er·ate·ly adv.
re·gen′er·a′tor n.

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. (Biology) to replace (lost or damaged tissues or organs) by new growth, or to cause (such tissues) to be replaced
4. (Chemistry) chem to restore or be restored to an original physical or chemical state
5. (Electronics) (tr) electronics (in a digital system) to reshape (distorted incoming pulses) for onward transmission
adj
morally, spiritually, or physically renewed or reborn; restored or refreshed
reˈgenerable adj
reˈgeneracy n
reˈgenerative adj
reˈgeneratively adv
reˈgenerˌator n

re•gen•er•ate

(v. rɪˈdʒɛn əˌreɪt; adj. -ər ɪt)

v. -at•ed, -at•ing,
adj. v.t.
1. to effect a complete moral reform in.
2. to re-create, reconstitute, or make over, esp. in a better form.
3. to revive or produce anew; bring into existence again.
4. to restore or revive (a lost or injured body part) by the growth of new tissue.
5. to make (a substance) usable again, as by restoring it to its original chemical composition.
6. to magnify the amplification of, by relaying part of the output circuit power into the input circuit.
7. to cause to be born again spiritually.
v.i.
8. to come into existence or be formed again.
9. to reform; become regenerate.
10. to produce a regenerative effect.
11. to undergo regeneration.
adj.
12. reconstituted or made over in a better form.
13. reformed.
14. born again spiritually.
[1425–75; (adj.) < Latin regenerātus, past participle of regenerāre to bring forth again =re- re- + generāre; see generate]
re•gen′er•a•ble, adj.

regenerate


Past participle: regenerated
Gerund: regenerating

Imperative
regenerate
regenerate
Present
I regenerate
you regenerate
he/she/it regenerates
we regenerate
you regenerate
they regenerate
Preterite
I regenerated
you regenerated
he/she/it regenerated
we regenerated
you regenerated
they regenerated
Present Continuous
I am regenerating
you are regenerating
he/she/it is regenerating
we are regenerating
you are regenerating
they are regenerating
Present Perfect
I have regenerated
you have regenerated
he/she/it has regenerated
we have regenerated
you have regenerated
they have regenerated
Past Continuous
I was regenerating
you were regenerating
he/she/it was regenerating
we were regenerating
you were regenerating
they were regenerating
Past Perfect
I had regenerated
you had regenerated
he/she/it had regenerated
we had regenerated
you had regenerated
they had regenerated
Future
I will regenerate
you will regenerate
he/she/it will regenerate
we will regenerate
you will regenerate
they will regenerate
Future Perfect
I will have regenerated
you will have regenerated
he/she/it will have regenerated
we will have regenerated
you will have regenerated
they will have regenerated
Future Continuous
I will be regenerating
you will be regenerating
he/she/it will be regenerating
we will be regenerating
you will be regenerating
they will be regenerating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been regenerating
you have been regenerating
he/she/it has been regenerating
we have been regenerating
you have been regenerating
they have been regenerating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been regenerating
you will have been regenerating
he/she/it will have been regenerating
we will have been regenerating
you will have been regenerating
they will have been regenerating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been regenerating
you had been regenerating
he/she/it had been regenerating
we had been regenerating
you had been regenerating
they had been regenerating
Conditional
I would regenerate
you would regenerate
he/she/it would regenerate
we would regenerate
you would regenerate
they would regenerate
Past Conditional
I would have regenerated
you would have regenerated
he/she/it would have regenerated
we would have regenerated
you would have regenerated
they would have regenerated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.regenerate - reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new; "We renewed our friendship after a hiatus of twenty years"; "They renewed their membership"
replace - substitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected); "He replaced the old razor blade"; "We need to replace the secretary that left a month ago"; "the insurance will replace the lost income"; "This antique vase can never be replaced"
freshen up, refurbish, renovate - make brighter and prettier; "we refurbished the guest wing"; "My wife wants us to renovate"
revamp - to patch up or renovate; repair or restore; "They revamped their old house before selling it"
remould, retread, remold - give new treads to (a tire)
renovate, restitute - restore to a previous or better condition; "They renovated the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel"
freshen, refresh - make (to feel) fresh; "The cool water refreshed us"
revitalise, revitalize - give new life or vigor to
restore, regenerate, rejuvenate - return to life; get or give new life or energy; "The week at the spa restored me"
modernize, overhaul, modernise - make repairs, renovations, revisions or adjustments to; "You should overhaul your car engine"; "overhaul the health care system"
re-create - create anew; "Re-create the boom of the West on a small scale"
restore, reconstruct - return to its original or usable and functioning condition; "restore the forest to its original pristine condition"
2.regenerate - amplify (an electron current) by causing part of the power in the output circuit to act upon the input circuit
increase - make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted"
3.regenerate - bring, lead, or force to abandon a wrong or evil course of life, conduct, and adopt a right one; "The Church reformed me"; "reform your conduct"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
see the light, straighten out, reform - change for the better; "The lazy student promised to reform"; "the habitual cheater finally saw the light"
moralise, moralize - improve the morals of
4.regenerate - return to life; get or give new life or energy; "The week at the spa restored me"
reincarnate, renew - cause to appear in a new form; "the old product was reincarnated to appeal to a younger market"
resurrect, revive - restore from a depressed, inactive, or unused state; "He revived this style of opera"; "He resurrected the tango in this remote part of Argentina"
regenerate, renew - reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new; "We renewed our friendship after a hiatus of twenty years"; "They renewed their membership"
5.regenerate - replace (tissue or a body part) through the formation of new tissue; "The snake regenerated its tail"
re-create - create anew; "Re-create the boom of the West on a small scale"
6.regenerate - be formed or shaped anew
take form, take shape, spring, form - develop into a distinctive entity; "our plans began to take shape"
7.regenerate - form or produce anew; "regenerate hatred"
create, make - make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor"
8.regenerate - undergo regeneration
rejuvenate - become young again; "The old man rejuvenated when he became a grandfather"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
9.regenerate - restore strength; "This food revitalized the patient"
ameliorate, improve, meliorate, amend, better - to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"
rejuvenate - make younger or more youthful; "The contact with his grandchildren rejuvenated him"
Adj.1.regenerate - reformed spiritually or morally; "a regenerate sinner"; "regenerate by redemption from error or decay"
saved - rescued; especially from the power and consequences of sin; "a saved soul"
unregenerated, unregenerate - not reformed morally or spiritually; "unregenerate human nature"; "unregenerate conservatism"

regenerate

verb renew, restore, revive, renovate, change, reproduce, uplift, reconstruct, re-establish, rejuvenate, kick-start (informal), breathe new life into, invigorate, reinvigorate, reawaken, revivify, give a shot in the arm, inspirit The government will continue to regenerate inner city areas.
decline, degenerate, stagnate, stultify, become moribund
Translations
elävöittääelvyttääkehittääregeneroidauudistaa

regenerate

A. [rɪˈdʒenəreɪt] VTregenerar
B. [rɪˈdʒenərɪt] ADJregenerado

regenerate

[rɪˈdʒɛnəreɪt]
vt
[+ area] → régénérer; [+ economy] → régénérer
to regenerate the local economy → régénérer l'économie locale
[+ cells, tissue] → régénérer
vi [cells, tissue] → se régénérer

regenerate

vt
(= renew, re-create)erneuern; to be regeneratedsich erneuern, sich neu bilden, sich regenerieren; (fig: person: by holiday etc) → sich erholen; (esp Rel) → erneuert werden
(Elec) → rückkoppeln
vi (esp Sci) → sich regenerieren
adjregeneriert

regenerate

[rɪˈdʒɛnəˌreɪt] (frm)
1. vt (Bio) (fig) (society) → rigenerare; (feelings, enthusiasm) → far rinascere
2. vi (see vt) → rigenerarsi; (XXX) → rinascere

re·gen·er·ate

v. regenerar.

regenerate

vi regenerarse
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Little friend," said he, in quite a changed tone--while his face changed too, losing all its softness and gravity, and becoming harsh and sarcastic--"you have noticed my tender penchant for Miss Ingram: don't you think if I married her she would regenerate me with a vengeance?
Together we may do still more to regenerate our dying planet.
Those poor lean cobblers, who think they can help to regenerate mankind by setting out to preach in the morning twilight before they begin their day's work, may well have a poor opinion of me.
We have seen pictures of martyrs enough, and saints enough, to regenerate the world.
And believe me, if I still value my life it is only because I still hope to meet such a divine creature, who will regenerate, purify, and elevate me.
With him the problems are all soluble by the enlightened and regenerate will; there is no baffling Fate, but a helping God.
A new epoch for Europe is inaugurated, with enlightened China on the east and enlightened Pan-America on the west--the two great peace powers whom God has preserved to regenerate chastened and forgiven Europe.
The findings suggest that some salamander relatives had the ability to regenerate body parts nearly 80 million years before the first salamander existed.
Objective: The ability to regenerate lost body parts is widespread amongst animals, yet humans, for example, can only regenerate specific organs.
Lizards have the unique ability to regenerate their tail; researchers have studied this ability and have found a way in which human beings can regenerate their limbs.
The transparent gel film had formed after removal of DMAc was immersed in distilled water for 30 minutes to regenerate cellulose and extract the DMAC/LiCl co-solvent.
Washington, May 9 ( ANI ): Researchers have developed materials that not only heal but are able to regenerate.