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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.
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Adj.1.regenerating - that are generating anew; "regenerating fibers"
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His drawing-room, under the regenerating influence of a young wife and a daughter by his first marriage, scarcely eighteen, was still one of the well-regulated Paris salons where the worship of traditional customs and the observance of rigid etiquette were carefully maintained.
All three are occupied with the pressing necessity of regenerating society.
Researchers at Queen Mary University of London say they have developed a new way to grow mineralised material, which could pave the way for regenerating hard tissues such as enamel and bone.
Council housing convener Allan Graham said: "Improving the lives of our tenants and regenerating our local communities and town centres are the drivers behind our long-term ambition.
"You'll have to spend a lot of time shooting me, because I will keep on regenerating. In fact, I'm not entirely sure if I won't keep on regenerating forever," he said.
The researchers say restoring the population of stem cells in the olfactory epithelium by regenerating them or by administering the right drug as a nasal spray may prevent deterioration in the sense of smell.
Then from 5.30pm on Christmas Day viewers will see Peter Capaldi's last episode as the Doctor before regenerating into Jodie's Doctor.
Continued research could one day allow scientists to coax muscles cells into regenerating different kinds of new cells, including more heart cells, Martindale said.
This is achieved by the expansion of the introduced air from line pressure to atmospheric pressure, so removing entrapped moisture within the desiccant and thus regenerating the dryer ready for the next changeover cycle.
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The new regenerating materials fill in large cracks and holes by regrowing material.